Utah firefighter killed battling California blaze

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  • PHJN25 Springville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2018 11:04 a.m.

    As a former (and now retired) employee of the USDA Forest Service, it pains me anytime we lose wildland firefighters during any fire season. (As I recall, historically speaking, we lose more fire fighters every year in road accidents going to and from fires than we actually lose fighting the fires themselves).

    Donald Trump has not yet been to California to investigate, first hand, that states massive fires.

    As President, Mr. Trump has many responsibilities. While flaws in his basic character are often upsetting, Mr. Trump has done an exceptionally good job as President.

    I lived approximately one-half of my 70 years in California, specifically in San Diego County.

    My remorse is for the wildland fire fighters and other individuals we've lost in this year's catastrophic fires. Let's please keep our focus on the loss of human life and the huge financial costs of fighting these huge fires. If I could make one suggestion for how we can reduce the size and cost of wildland fires in the United States, it would be to increase the logging we do on federal, state and private land.

  • The Educator South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 14, 2018 7:38 a.m.

    Has president Trump visited California yet? Has he issued out a statement about this fallen patriot from Draper? I see Donald has enough time to tweet ceaselessly about Omarosa this morning. But when will he tweet anything about our firefighters who are literally dying to put out these horrible fires?