Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
Not letting the small fires burn makes the underbrush thick, creating a bigger fire, these bigger fires actually catch the trees on fire and that is when things get out of control.
A tool to reduce fuel load are controlled burns performed on low wind days and with crews in place to keep it within bounds. But those burns create smoke, smoke which obscures the pristine mountain views coastal liberals moved to enjoy. Oh, it also upsets the mountain lions and the spotted owl, and we can't have that.