Wildfires are burning throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. What causes them, and how do people fight them?
For a video introduction, see Wildfires (Fierce Earth series, BBC, 27 min., 2013).
Another good resource for an overview is the Wildfires topic page through Credo Reference.
If you want to go more in-depth, come by the library and take a look at the book Fire phenomena and the Earth system: an interdisciplinary guide to fire science (call # SD 421 .F5165 2013).
Finally, for local Washington state information, see our state Department of Natural Resources' Wildfires resource page.
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