(This fire rages as we speak, in Humboldt County) Darryl Cherney: "The heart of countercultural land has been on fire for two weeks, now, since the massive and spectacular lightening storm that set over 200 fires."
From a piece about last year's, highly unreported (given it was the biggest last year - bigger than the Arizona fire AND the Colorado fire) fire in southwestern Oregon:
The community people from Southern Oregon say that the big forest fires in Southwest Oregon were intentionally set. Some community people looked for the area where the fires were set and found the headwaters of the fire. They tried to get others to look at these areas and when they came back to the area, forest service and other law enforcement officers kept them out. Then the area was burned over again.
Electrostatic writes: That fire, miraculously, stopped just before wiping out the town of Cave Junction, Oregon.
The following is snipped from AzWildFires.org about last year's huge fire in Arizona, ignited, admittedly, by a government contracted worker (in this case, an employe of the Bureau of Indian Affairs):
This website was intended for publishing information and assisting the victims of AZ wildfires, until Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 4:48 pm, when I received a call from an Overgaard/Heber resident/business person drove for 10+ miles to a phone and was very upset in the way everything was going. This person was one of the witnesses to the events of the those who LET the WALL of fire come up to these mentioned towns, which includes all the dis-information that was fed to the media. These witnesses were prepared to make a fire line miles down the road to deter the wildfires from entering Overgaard/Heber and were stopped, allowing them to only watch "this wall of fire" coming to destroy their homes, this person said.
Electrostatic writes: That fire, miraculously, stopped just before wiping out the town of Show Low, Arizona.
The following is snipped from a piece I posted to Memes.org last year, entitled Arson and "Salvage" Logging - a little known tidbit pertaining to the fire that got little attention, courtesy of the Associated Press (ANOTHER fire from last year started by a federally contracted worker - National Forest Service this time):
"The indictment came after prosecutors expressed doubt about Barton's story that she accidentally started the fire while burning a letter from her estranged husband. Investigators contend the fire was staged to look like an escaped campfire."
Earlier this year: (Oregon) Can it be pure coincidence, locals are asking, that two wildfires sprang up in view of the spot where President Bush planned to promote his plan to thin forests for wildfire prevention?
Much more at:
Arsonists for Bush?