A firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif., in October 2017. The way Washington pays to fight Western wildfires is something both sides in Congress agree needs to be fixed, particularly as fires grow in duration and intensity.
A firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif., in October 2017. The way Washington pays to fight Western wildfires is something both sides in Congress agree needs to be fixed, particularly as fires grow in duration and intensity. Jae C. Hong AP file
A firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif., in October 2017. The way Washington pays to fight Western wildfires is something both sides in Congress agree needs to be fixed, particularly as fires grow in duration and intensity. Jae C. Hong AP file