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Report: Fire danger could shift to Sierra Nevada

Dry conditions in the Sierra Front could see above average fire potential starting in July, according to an outlook issued Wednesday by the National Interagency Fire Center. Firefighters conducting a controlled burn near Indian Creek Reservoir found brush burned very easily in dry conditions at 6,000 feet. Severe drought conditions may prevent large fires in the eastern deserts by reducing the growth of annual grasses. But for the Sierra Front’s heavy fuel areas, the fire center report said two years of drought combined with a strong wind event ahead of a cold front could result in a significant fire. Last …

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The Record Courier Updated May 5, 2013 01:54PM Published May 8, 2013 11:00AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.