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ID:

572

Date:

2010-07-05

Headline:

Aerial expert's report on L.A. County's biggest wildfire flies in the face of official review

Reporter's name:

Paul Pringle

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

An agency review of the U.S. Forest Service's response to the massive Southern California "Station Fire" made the 160,000-acre blaze sound unstoppable, but records obtained by the Los Angeles Times under FOIA showed that a state fire captain had repeatedly requested firefighting aircraft when only several acres were burning -- and the Forest Service ignored his pleas.

Notes:

(See also http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/12/request-for-station-fire-choppers-not-heeded-times-investigation-shows.html and http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-station-fire21-2009dec21,0,4841676.story)

Keywords:

Station Fire, U.S. Forest Service, USFS, Los Angeles, aircraft, firefighting

URL:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-station-fire-20100705,0,7356095.story


Agencies:

USDA

States:

CA

Categories:

federal land
natural disaster


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