Over half of the U.S. Forest Service's 2015 budget will go to fighting fires.

Over half of the U.S. Forest Service's 2015 budget will go to fighting fires. -

That expense has jumped from just 16 percent in 1996—and could grow to 67 percent or more by 2025. As climate change ignites longer, fiercer fire seasons, the Forest Service says the amount of resources needed is threatening its mission. The report comes as California continues to battle several major blazes. Washington Post

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