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Southwest's driest spring in 1,200 years sparks wildfire concerns

Experts say the Southwestern U.S. is now the driest it’s been in 1,200 years, which has many on edge for another long, destructive summer for wildfires. This year’s earlier-than-normal start to the spring wildfire season is being blamed on an extended drought made worse by climate change.

NPR’s Kirk Siegler reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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