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Posted on August 10 at 3:02 p.m.
You know that a decision of this magnitude was not made without major deliberation. Still...I'm stunned. Ray, can you or anyone else help me understand how this will really help?
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Posted on August 9 at 6:40 p.m.
Ray, your additional comments regarding the air attack are spot on. In addition, for anyone still frustrated about an apparent lack of air attack, it may help if you take a look at the area the fire is currently active in with Google Earth (and use the tool for tilting the terrain). You'll see that the area is terrifically rugged, with many canyons. Flying helicopters in those areas is dangerous enough...flying airplanes even more so.
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