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Originally posted by Anjin
Having lived my entire life (until 3 years ago) in Southern California, the reason I have always heard is because environmental groups prevent the clearing of brush in the mountain regions. I'm sure that may be a part of it but there is A LOT of mountain ranges in SoCal so i'm sure money is a huge factor as well.
It seems like a lot of these fires are arson/negligence as well so we have the stupid human aspect to contend with.
It sucks I know as we almost lost our home when I was a child and my sister almost lost hers 2 years ago in the Orange County fires.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Zosynspiracy
Fires are the one way that many forests and wild life areas renew themselves. There are many seeds that cannot spore until they reach a certain heat that is created by these fires. They are a part of nature and have been going on for millions of years.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
The first point that you made on prevention is right on imo. The old growth forest must be cleared as much as possible , removing dead and dying trees for firewood as an example. But , no that is not legal as it might harm the spotted tree bugs or whatever . In fact , Im sure the paper companys would gladly pay the state to go in and clean up the forests , under state supervision it would work fine. Whats needed is some common sense.
[edit on 3-9-2009 by bluemooone2]