Originally Posted by corsair23
Is it just me or does it seem stupid, yeah stupid, that the minute they get a report of a fire like this that the don't immediately fire up a couple tankers etc to go try to douse the thing? If I understand it correctly the fire started Tuesday early afternoon but it wasn't until Wednesday late morning, almost noon, before they started air support. WTF?
Even with a fleet of tankers (which no govt, federal or state, can afford) they wouldn't be able to take off with the winds cranking the way they were the first day if this fire. There are procedural/safety things in play there.