There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
12:08 AM - 10 Nov 2018
Mr. President: The Camp Fire started in the Plumas National Forest, managed in Washington DC by the US Forest Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture. This fire at the time of this writing, is only 20-percent contained, is now 105,00 acres, it has killed eleven people, wiped out an entire town of 26,000 people and 6,700 structures, and is now ranked the most destructive fire in the history of California wildfires (although these records don't last long these days in California). -- blj
Update, Nov. 11, 11:40 p.m. 29 dead, 110,000 acres, 25-percent contained. -- blj
Update, Nov. 12, 9:03 p.m. 42 dead, 117,000 acres, 30-percent contained. More than 7,000 structures destroyed. - blj
Update, Nov. 15, a.m.: 56 dead, 138,000 acres, 38-percent contained, 10,321 structures destroyed, 8,650 of them homes --Modesto Bee, 11-15-18.
Update, Nov. 17, 2018, p.m.: 71 dead, 148,000 acres, 55-percent contained, 12,356 structures destroyed, more than 1,000 people missing.
Update, Nov. 22, 2018, p.m.: 83 dead, 153,336 acres, 85-percent contained, 563 missing
Update, Nov. 25, 2018, p.m.: Cal Fire says 153,336 acres have burned in the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. At least 85 people have died in the fire and 296 are listed as unaccounted for by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. A total of 13,696 homes burned, in addition to 276 multi-family structures and 528 businesses destroyed. -- Chico Enterprise