Starting fires in the forest

Here is a decent article from the Post last November about the US Forest Service's prescribed burns in the Mark Twain National Forest. The newspaper always likes to present both sides, even when there's not that much controversy. The opening line reads like porn for pyromaniacs. Hey, that could be a band name...

Wildlife biologist Klaus Leidenfrost drizzled an oily, flaming mix of diesel fuel and gasoline on the forest floor - sometimes in swirling loops, other times just wavy lines.

Don't light your christmas tree on fire, at least take it outside first.


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