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Wilf: Fires point out the necessity of controlled burns

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It is not even August, but the wildfire season is already in full bloom, and close again, with homes devoured along the Colockum, and the huge Klickitat blaze still burning.

It was just last year that we sat choking for weeks from the fires just west of Wenatchee.

Our fires seem to be bigger now.

Fighting fire used to take far fewer resources that it does today. In 1991 firefighting took “up to 13 percent” of the U.S. Forest Service…

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