Thursday, August 07, 2014

Smoky the Bear lied to me

For decades Smoky the Bear told me "Only you can prevent forest fires," recently changed to wild fires. But he was lying to me.

I learned the truth when I was at the Marblemount ranger station waiting for a rescue (not in our party; we were helping others). In the morning the Forest Service people told us lightning had started 19 fires during the night. Lightning is NOT started by people! And today we learn that the Snag Canyon fire near Ellensburg was started by lightning.

Seattle Times


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