The U.S. West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

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The U.S. West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

Hot weather hastened snowmelt
The Eagle Creek wildfire burns Tuesday on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. An Oregon lawmaker has lashed out at restrictions on logging, blaming them for the intensity of wildfires plaguing much of the U.S. West.
A sign board at the McKenzie River Ranger Station makes clear the fire danger level in the Willamette National Forest on Wednesday in Blue River, Ore. Several fires are burning in the area.
A wildfire burns through residential areas near the mouth of Weber Canyon near Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday.
A heavy tanker drops retardant on a wildfire in Weber Canyon on Tuesday near Ogden, Utah. At least one home went up in smoke and more than 1,000 people were evacuated as high winds fed the flames that started in a canyon north of Salt Lake City.

The U.S. West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns Tuesday on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. An Oregon lawmaker has lashed out at restrictions on logging, blaming them for the intensity of wildfires plaguing much of the U.S. West.
A sign board at the McKenzie River Ranger Station makes clear the fire danger level in the Willamette National Forest on Wednesday in Blue River, Ore. Several fires are burning in the area.
A wildfire burns through residential areas near the mouth of Weber Canyon near Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday.
A heavy tanker drops retardant on a wildfire in Weber Canyon on Tuesday near Ogden, Utah. At least one home went up in smoke and more than 1,000 people were evacuated as high winds fed the flames that started in a canyon north of Salt Lake City.
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