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Also there is this (I was a wildland firefighter for part of my career)...

When these wildfires get going with a lot of wind and a lot of fuel, it does not matter how many firefighters you throw at them. Until the weather gives you a break, there is often little you can do.


I can vouch for that. I lived in Los Angeles for 45 years, and my brother and several friends of mine were firefighters. When you get really dry conditions, and a small fire, and the Santa Anna winds pushing the fire there is little that can be done to stop it, until the weather gives you a break.

The fires currently burning in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties usually take the same general path about once a decade, and it burns all of the way to the ocean every time.

Until you have witnessed a fire like that up close, you have no idea how HUGE those walls of fire are.

I have a complaint that many of these fires start on government owned lands, then spread to other areas, and then the fire goes on to burn down whole communities. I think if the fire STARTS on government owned lands, then the GOVERNMENT should be responsible for replacing everything the fire burns down.:)

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