Rocky Fire: Drought-fueled fire we've been dreading burns 62,000 acres and counting

With vegetation so dry and so dense, flying embers that in wetter years would fizzle out are igniting at the mere touch of grass or shrub or needle. As one UC Berkeley scientist who studies the Sierra puts it, the forests 'are primed and ready to go.'
 
Many snags ahead for California water bills
Drought package may take time
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Rocky Fire: Drought-fueled fire we've been dreading burns 62,000 acres and counting

With vegetation so dry and so dense, flying embers that in wetter years would fizzle out are igniting at the mere touch of grass or shrub or needle. As one UC Berkeley scientist who studies the Sierra puts it, the forests 'are primed and ready to go.'
 
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