Beetle Epidemic in Colorado

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PINE BEETLE FIRE DANGER

With the start of spring and warmer weather in the United States, the risk for fire season heats up, too. Out west, a recent beetle epidemic has increased the threat of wildfires.

Tiny bugs have killed countless trees, adding fuel for forest fires. But as CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports, the U.S. Forest Service is now removing some of those trees and thinning the undergrowth in hopes of reducing the fire threat.

Beetle Epidemic in Colorado

Beetle Epidemic in Colorado

With the start of spring and warmer weather in the United States, the risk for fire season heats up, too. Out West, a recent beetle epidemic has increased the threat of wildfires.
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