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Wildfire threat still high, in spite of rain

Posted at 5:47 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 08:47:10-04
Fire forecasters released a new report that predicts an increased wildfire threat across the Southwest United States over the summer.
Reports say that Arizona will experience an increased threat starting in May. In June, that threat will expand to Nevada, then to California later in the summer.
In spite of recent rains, the Southwest United States remains in drought, which has elevated the threat of wildfire.