Anza Valley braces for wildfire season

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Firefighting aircraft battle blazes in the mountain communities. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
According to recent statistics, California wildfires have become more destructive and deadlier than those in the past. The threat of out-of-control blazes has become more prevalent throughout the state. Weather plays a significant part in the intensity and severity of wildland fires. Changes in humidity, wind and temperature can improve or delay containment efforts. Commonly referred to as fire weather, these conditions may spell disaster for firefighters battling out-of-control blazes. Nick Nauslar of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center described fire weather as, “Any sort of weather that ignites and/or helps spread fire. Stronger winds; low, relative humidity; unstable atmospheric conditions; and thunderstorms all fall under the umbrell
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