Originally Posted by Team Longriders
I hate to say it, but why not just let wildfires burn in the wild. It's one thing to take a stand in homes and neighborhoods, but in the wilds? Seems like an unnecessary risk.
I would agree, but in this case, the small towns of Yarnell and Congress are indeed threatened. So far, 50 structures have been burned in Yarnell and another 250 homes are threatened. Both towns are evacuated and there is 0% containment at this time. That is why they were out there, trying to save the town.
I won't further hijack your thread and offer condolences to the family of the worker you originally posted about.