Texas wildfires made worse by changes on the state’s vast landscape, scientists say

Dallas Morning News - 'It's 'Little California,'' said Carlton Britton, professor of fire ecology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. One reason for the new strength of Texas wildfire lies in the management -- or lack of it -- of the land.

Scorched Texas is sprouting green. Almost before the embers cooled, nature began its renewal.

“There’s already grass popping up in the black,” said Greg Creacy, a regional fire and natural resources coordinator with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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"It's 'Little California,"' said Carlton Britton, professor of fire ecology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

One reason for the new strength of Texas wildfire lies in the management -- or lack of it -- of the land.

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