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Wildlife struggles amidst wildfires

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jul 8, 2011

People often wonder, what happens to the wildlife when a wildfire burns through a large area?  The answers vary depending on many factors, such as the size of the fire, the intensity and rate of spread, as well as other conditions.  While most of the focus (that we hear about) tends to be on structures and the Wallow numbers of acres lost, we at Firewise like this article in the Las Vegas Sun, from the Associated Press, titled, Endangered species hit hard by historic Ariz. Fire”.  It gives us a good glimpse into how some species were – or were not—affected during the recent http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01538fbfaa62970b-pi Arizona Wallow Fire, and serves to remind us of the bigger picture of all those struggling to live with wildfires. Check it out.  It’s eye-opening and worth the read.

-Molly

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