- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Forecasters say the threat of significant wildfires will expand into parts of Oregon, Montana and Wyoming this month, while a broad swath of the South and the East Coast will see increased danger later in the year.

The National Interagency Fire Center’s monthly outlook , released Monday, says the the potential for big fires will remain above normal during August in parts of California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah because of dry grass and bushes.

By September, the fire threat is expected to swing back toward normal over much of the West but increase in the South.

By October and November, the potential for significant wildfires is expected to be above normal in an arc of states from Texas to New Jersey.

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