These are quotes from an article by KGW and associated press staff about the massive fires that sprang up at THE EXACT SAME TIME in the EXACT SAME AREA that Dubya Bush was going to present his plan for 'healthy forests.' This plan calls to cut down OUR TREES and OUR FOREST for the profits of major logging interests. I was reciently hiking and camping in this area and there is so much beautiful old growth pine there it makes me sick to my stomach to think that this it probably ARSON.
KGW and AP article quotes: The Booth and Bear Butte fires, located 14 miles west of Sisters, stood at a combined 24,290 acres after after cool humid air and light rain slowed down the raging inferno that had overrun fire lines, destroyed scattered buildings, and forced the evacuation of some 1,500 campers and summer residents. Camp Sherman was evacuated Thursday
This is not going to be a quick suppression effort," Incident Commander Bob Anderson told about 200 people gathered at Sisters Elementary School, where some of the evacuees sought shelter. "There is too much real estate and too much fuel."
"What I saw was a terrible situation," said Sisters District Ranger Bill Anthony. "The only thing that could be worse is somebody getting killed."
The cause remained uncertain, although the fact that the fires broke out at about the same time and within a dozen miles of each other was "of interest," Anthony said. Fire investigators have not been able to get to the ignition point yet because the area is still burning.
Does anyone have any further information about these fires? Does anyone know how to make sure the 'public' agency the U.S. forest service investigates these issues and reports the results to the corpoRATe media to make sure more people know what just happened in Oregon as the commander and thief visited our state?