Boy, was I ever shocked with the headline, in bold print: “Dispatcher botched fire call.” Wow! Now that was a higher upper; I figured they would have blamed the janitor or maybe some poor guy out gathering mushrooms (who happens to not speak English). Does anyone know who they blamed when the Hot Shots died? If you remember, the locals or Butler Air could have put that fire out days before the Forest Service let it get out of hand.

These forest fires that get out of hand are just one of the many reasons most of the incompetent Forest Service needs to be done away with. The mismanagement of our forest for over a hundred years is enough already.

Loyal Griggs