"They stated that they believed their campfire was out because David threw a candy wrapper in the fire just prior to their departure, and it did not melt," court documents said. But when they were returning to their campsite several hours later, the Malboeufs told investigators, they could smell and see smoke from the area. "They tried to return to camp to cut their dogs loose, which they had left tied up in camp, but could not get close because of the fire and smoke," the complaint stated.
MoapaPk wrote:The Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, which burned about 75 square miles, was actually started by the Jemez USFS. It was meant to be a controlled burn, but the winds were high and it raged on, destroying about 400 homes. If I had a reputation for burning down my own forests, I might also blame climate change.
lcarreau wrote:The "Wallow Fire" occurring earlier this year in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona - approximately 225 sq. miles BURNED.
Kinda makes you wonder about some of these forest managers - in the end, WHAT do they manage? Burned trees ???
coldfoot wrote:The Wallow Fire in the White Mountains was started by two idiots who were camping and didn't put out their fire.
"They tried to return to camp to cut their dogs loose, which they had left tied up in camp, but could not get close because of the fire and smoke," the complaint stated.
The cousins RAN from the area toward the Black River where they stayed overnight, according to court documents.
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