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Fires & Air Tankers

2018-07-29 19:07:22.441095+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

It's full-on fire season in Northern California, the Carr Fire has destroyed a few hundred houses and been threatening Redding California for several days (and just killed three more people, along with the bulldozer operator and firefighter previously killed), the Ranch and River fires have turned into the Mendocino Fire Complex, threatening areas in Lake County and maybe northern Sonoma County, as well.

So the politicization of disaster is in high gear, and I think it's good to be reminded that Air tanker drops in wildfires are often just for show.

[ related topics: California Culture Pyrotechnics Real Estate ]

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