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Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 6:00 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

Hats off to the brave smoke jumpers!

Part of the problem with this and other wild land fires is that there are not enough resources to fight these fires before they become unmanageable.

I have sent messages to Senator Hatch's office to get more federal money to be able to purchase more aircraft and hire more personnel to extinguish these fires in their incipient stag, but I was told it was a state money issue-not federal. Be that as it may, but aircraft and crews are moved all around the country to fight these fires.

Without more support from western states federal officials, we will witness countless acres go up in smoke this and succeeding summers. There are not enough personnel and many of the aircraft are outdated, dangerous to fly, and too far away to do the job adequately.

This would be federal money wisely spent!

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