Letters from the West

July 11, 2016 11:17 AM

Fire behavior gets scarier as climate gets hotter and drier

We dodge another bullet with the Buck Fire

But the Fort McMurray fire in Canada was giant

We have to look forward, not back for solutions

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."

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