Comments about ‘Feds promise to put out Twitchell Canyon wildfire’

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Published: Friday, Oct. 1 2010 10:27 a.m. MDT

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Bearone
Monroe, UT

What a waste of our resources. Over 11 million dollars spent so far--over 40,000 acres--smoke pollution over the entire area---and they call this a controlled burn. What it really is, is a prime example of very poor management!
There should be an investigation of the management of this fire. We taxpayers should not have to see our tax dollars burned up in this manner.
I can see the desire to burn out old undergrowth, but someone needs to know what they are doing!
The EPA is so concerned about every little particle of pollution that comes out your car exhaust--but this fire equals all of that pollution for the whole state in one day------and the EPA says nothing because it is another federal agency--and we know they can do no wrong.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@Bearone

Why don't you volunteer to go on up there and cut some fire lines, then. Organize your neighbors and all of you go up there and help put the fire out, since you seem to have all the answers.

troubled
Parowan, UT

CHS 85
The Forest Service will not allow you into the area to let volunteers or anyone else fight their fire. They are paying guards to sit on their chairs with coolers and umbrellas to guard against unwanted intrusion onto their turf.
This is truly bureaucracy gone amok at the highest level.

The Authority
Richfield, UT

Of course the people who knew Spencer Koyle or someone else who has lost thier life fighting wildfires may have a different idea about volunteers just going up and putting out the fire on their own. Wildfires like this are dangerous and can claim lives if not attacked in the right way. It's not just a grass fire in a field, it's located in very rugged terrane where you can't get to a lot of it.
Look at the topography of the area, look at the minimal amount of private property that has been damaged, look at the safety of the people working the fire – only after you do that should you attack how it was managed.

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