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Presidio of Monterey: DLIFLC & USAG

The Southwest is in a major dry spell– So much so, that states like Arizona are closing national forests to prevent wildfires that may pop up over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Now, with temperatures soaring and firefighter resources running thin, one scientist wants us to rethink the role fire management plays in our forests.

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Experts from around the country are predicting that this year's fire season is going to be bad, especially for New Mexico. Currently, the state's extreme drought is causing vegetation to become dangerously flammable – which is worrying local fire departments. KSFR's Bryce Dix spoke with Santa Fe County Fire Department Fire Prevention Specialist Jeffry Folgate about they will be tackling the season and to give advice on how Northern New Mexicans can prevent fires from happening.