California Wild Fires Outrage

Could it be controlled?


Brian Hedden, Journalist

Since the start of the year, there have been more than 8,100 wildfires that have burned well over 3.8 million acres, far beyond previous years’ totals through September. Since Aug. 15, there have been 29 fatalities and more than 7,000 structures destroyed. Now, firefighters are facing infamous fall winds — including the Santa Ana gusts  that typically pick up in October and increase the threat of rapidly spreading flames. Red flag warnings are in effect for much of Northern California and some Southern California mountains. Some people think these fires should have never happened, they think that California should have been providing park management as soon as they saw the slightest sign of a fire in those forests. And some think that the fires can’t be managed. What do you think? Do you think California should have been providing park management? Do you think they can be controlled?