CALIFORNIA:STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST FIRE INSIDE INTEL-NOTICE SOMEONE GAVE STAND DOWN ORDER-WHOEVER DID IS A TRAITOR!
Hello Steve. I have enjoyed your website for many years now and have some info that your readers would be interested in as to the shenanigans that were involved with the start of the Rim Fire that torched the Stanislaus NF this summer. My Dad is a forester and is in contact with the folks who make the fire decisions out there. Here is some info as to how the fire got started.
. The story goes that a hunter had an illegal campfire.
The real other facts are. A law enforcement team raided a marijuana grow site. There were no illegals there at the time. They picked up lots of trash and since they could not get a helicopter to fly it out they torched it on site.
Needless to say they should have waited until October. Pretty soon the fire was a hundred acres and growing. The canyon is the place that everyone had feared to have a fire and everyone knew what it would do. The local ranger district has plans for this.
The fire was burning in a Wild and Scenic protected river watershed. It takes clearance from Washington to drop retardant on it.
At the air attack base less than twenty minutes by air, a tanker was sitting fully loaded ready to take off. The crew were unavailable.
Another air tanker was airborne and requested permission to drop on the fire. Permission denied.
Three Cal Fire Handcrews and a Hotshot crew were mobilized and then told to stand down.
Official investigation is under way. We shall see.
SQ NOTE -MY DEFINITION OF AN INVESTIGATION IS WHEN MUTUAL ACCOMPLICES INVESTIGATE EACH OTHER-A GOOD DETECTIVE COULD GET THE ANSWER IN A WEEK, IF HE WASNT MURDERED IN THE PROCESS!
Nov 15, 2013