I couldn’t help but notice that 15 minutes ago the U.S. Forest Service’s official twitter handle posted this tweet:
Within less than five minutes, I was able to determine the simple facts that this dramatic image:
3) The vast majority of this wildfire has burned grass, brush, sage, range and some agriculture land, not “forests.” (confirm here).
And check out the satellite image of the general wildfire area below.
Do any of these facts matter? Does the U.S. Forest Service have an obligation to share these types of facts?