This from a resident near the Lolo Peak Fire – a fire that had recently killed one firefighter. He added, “I’m tired of the smoke and I’m tired of the fire. I think there needs to be more accountability.”
I’m appalled by the sense of entitlement to protection of private property that this statement reveals, which I think helps illustrate the point I’ve been trying to make about who should pay to protect homes near national forests. Sometimes that payment is measured in lives lost.