Is drought the main reason for a bad fire season?

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    Drought of course, is one of the main factors contributing to a bad fire season. Without water, grass, small plants, and scrubs die which provide more than usual fuel for fires to burn. This coupled with the dead branches from trees that have accumulated on the ground over time, can be a deadly combination for wildfires. The stance of letting small wildfires burn themselves out has aided in keeping wildfires less severe than they could be. Before, in the early 1900s, the idea to fighting wildfires was to put out every single fire, which in effect provided much more fuel for large wildfires to get out of hand.

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