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“The Southeast is becoming a wildfire hotspot”

While most people think of wildfires as a Western phenomenon, events this year have pointed out that the Southeast is also an area that is ripe for wildfires.  An recent article by Lyndsey Gilpin at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-southeast-is-becoming-a-wildfire-hotspot/ describes the increases in wildfires in the Southeast over time.  The article discusses whether wildfires are becoming more frequent and how they are linked to changes in climate as well as changes in land management.