Western drought feeding wildfires


“We are just as dry, if not drier, than we were in 2002, when we had huge wildfires in the West, so that should certainly serve as a warning,” said Dan Binkley, director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University.Still, it is indisputable that firefighters have been busier than normal so far in 2006 – and the wildfire activity reached a high point last week.