Things We Don’t Like to Talk About



Another airtanker crash on Sunday. Here’s how Inciweb, the government’s fire information portal, describes what happened:

An incident within an incident occurred during yesterday’s operational period involving a MAFFs military aircraft. Coordination of rescue with local emergency resources, Forest and military was completed.

Translated: Another airtanker crashed killing four crewmen while dropping retardant on a fire in ponderosa pine forest and grass openings that threatens no homes or communities.

1 thought on “Things We Don’t Like to Talk About”

  1. You’re apparently right, Andy. No comments. These losses can’t really be measured in words or dollars. Firefighting is a dangerous occupation, just like logging, mining, the military, and commercial fishing. These are the very people who make our own lives safer and better, and tragedies such as this are sad reminders of the true costs of the amenities they provide us.


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