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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Stay safe people, up north we are also having issues with too many forest fires, this year has been on record for high heat and the lack of rain and snow, the closest fire to where i live is 60k north east of here, alot of people have been affected and we cant wait for the rain to come back.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Domo1
Four MAFFS equipped C-130s have been flying in California, and 200 active duty troops are going through fire training now to deploy this weekend. An additional 200 Washington National Guard troops will deploy too.
About half of the people fighting wildland fires on the ground for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) are incarcerated: over 4,400 prisoners, housed at 42 inmate fire camps, including three for women. Together, says Capt. Jorge Santana, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) liaison who supervises the camps, they save the state over $1 billion a year.
originally posted by: awareness10
But i also wonder who deliberately started over half of them.
originally posted by: Watcher777
There has been some articles in the local paper that there have been at least 17 incidents of arson in the Hayden Idaho area. I don't think any have turned into the bigger fires but that is pretty scary when you live in a forested area.
originally posted by: Domo1
The issues in WA are easy to explain. We screwed up. You need to allow things to burn on occasion, or else too much material is left and causes a larger issue.