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Feds developing ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires

DENVER (AP) — Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes. The National Institute of Standards and Technology hopes its Wildland Urban Interface Hazard Scale will tell residents the likely …

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