Perhaps now a rather outspoken local smoked bear, interim fire chief/emergency manager/fire marshal/etc., etc., etc. and part time photo shoot director during the Little Bear will take pause:
"The decisions and actions taken by those officials responsible for the containment and
control of these wildfires were consistent with current National Fire Policy and Protocols,
available firefighting resources and specific on the ground conditions".
"The Forest Service has been significantly curtailed in its efforts to carry out its original
mandate from Congress and subsequent related legislation by a variety of special
interest environmental groups who continually challenge sound forest management
practices by appeals and court action".