Wildfires Force U.S. Cities in the West to Reconsider Growth Plans

A DC-10 tanker drops fire retardant near Sisters, Oregon, in August. (U.S. Forest Service / AP)

On Saturday, 600 residents were told to evacuate the small city of Sisters, Oregon, as firefighters worked to slow the eastern crawl of the Milli fire, one of several dozen large fires burning across the west this summer. As the global climate changes, wildfire seasons have become longer and more intense, forcing cities in the West to rethink the way they prevent and respond to fires, and even how they develop.

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