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Prescribed burn now out of control

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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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Prescribed burn now out of control


www.kob.com

Firefighters are trying to contain a prescribed burn near Pecos that began on Tuesday but quickly got out of control.
The 100-acre fire is burning about 14 miles southeast of Pecos.

Crews are using two air tankers to battle the blaze and fire managers also plan to work on securing boundaries around the burn area.

Late last night, officials with the Rowe Fire Department reported that they had been flooded with calls from people who had seen smoke along Interstate 25.
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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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Why is this story more than just another blip???? simple back in 2000 we say this very same thing happen they very same way...
The Cerro Grande Fire was a disastrous forest fire in New Mexico, United States of America that occurred in May 2000. The fire started as a result of a controlled burn that became uncontrolled owing to high winds and drought conditions. Over 400 families in the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico lost their homes in the resulting 48,000 acre (190 km²) fire. Structures at Los Alamos National Laboratory were also destroyed or damaged, although without loss or destruction of any of the special nuclear material housed there. Amazingly, there was no loss of human life. The US General Accounting Office estimated total damages at one billion US Dollars.

So is it happening all over again? Has the US forest department once again laid siege to another American city?

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[edit on 17-6-2009 by DaddyBare]



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare

So is it happening all over again? Has the US forest department once again laid siege to another American city?

[edit on 17-6-2009 by DaddyBare]


Nope. They just screwed up again.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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Every year this happens. The prescribed burns get out of hand burning more than nature would have on Her own. We end up paying for the firefighters, their catered meals, mobile facilities...costs have skyrocketed from the days when school students would be put on the firelines, given a few bucks a day, sack lunches, and replaced by "fresh" fighters at the end of the shift.
It has gotten to be another government industry. I am all for fighting the fires, but am against "prescribed" burns, simply because the USFS does not know what it is doing, nor the BLM, or whoever does the prescribed burns.

Then again, they know EXACTLY what it is they are doing...



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