fire season Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Forest Service Faces Burning Questions By Amanda Peacher • Mar 30, 2020 As the U.S. Forest Service prepares for the wildfire season, it must also confront COVID-19. Already the agency's put a stop to prescribed burning. And it says it will continue fire suppression and other activities with guidance from the CDC. Mountain West Fire Season Mild Compared To Recent Years By Madelyn Beck • Aug 23, 2019 Wildfires are still burning across the Mountain West, but far fewer than in the last few years. Listen Listening... / Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story.