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Why Doesn’t Wisconsin See Large, Intense Wildfires Like Out West?

As record wildfires scorched millions of acres of land in the western United States in 2020, it prompted a question about wildfire season in the Badger State. A listener asked WPR's WHYsconsin: Why doesn’t Wisconsin see the same large, intense wildfires as those out West?

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!

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