Last week, Congress set aside emergency disaster aid for fighting wildfires, but it's only a temporary fix.
In August, the U.S. Forest Service released an alarming statistic: For the first time in history, more than half the agency’s annual budget is going to fight wildfires, compared to 16 percent in 1995. Tom Blush, with the U.S. Forest Service, explains.
“The fires are sucking our funding from just about everything else we do. ”