California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service says the state is overbilling.
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
Studies show that removing trees actually make fires more intense, wreaking further havoc on both human and wildlife habitat.
A cloned aspen grove that's thrived for millennia is feeling the pressure of just 50 years of human activity.
While there’s no crystal ball for forecasting wildfire, experts have come to expect fiercer and more frequent blazes year after year.