Communities affected by wildfires could still feel the burn for years to come

Communities affected by wildfires could still feel the burn for years to come

November 9, 2017
KIMA TV

YAKIMA, Wash.- "About 10 million acres burned and the actual bill after the fire was 24 times higher than the cost of fire suppression. So, $50 billion."

Dr. Paul Hessburg with the U.S. Forest Service says in 2015 they spent two to three billion dollars when it comes to fire suppression in the west, which was nothing compared to total that came after the fire was out.

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