Wildfires 2020: Who Was Responsible?

Where do they start? Why? Who is responsible for suppressing them?

Are there forest fires only in the US?

Facebook and Twitter posters promote the erroneous idea that only contiguous US states are affected.

Who owns forests in the Western US?

How do wildfires start?

Where do wildfires start? On federal, state, or private land?

Most of the acreage burned in annual conflagrations is federal.

Which fires do the most damage?

Who is responsible for suppressing wildfires?

What can be done?

Freelance writer. Conservative-leaning, mostly moderate Independent. Libra. Loves good food and wine.

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