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Gary Varvel

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  1. GeorgeKeith

    GeorgeKeith said, about 3 years ago

    We Remember…

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    God Bless!

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Can anybody tell me if this was an intentional fire or started by lighting strikes?

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    “…I hope, I think that the “worship” of sport “heroes” and so called musicians is, on the wane…”
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    That would be wonderful.

  5. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    Unfortunately, they are worshipping politicians now instead.

    God bless those guys and their families.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Lets not and say we did.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    flake: the last fire in this area was in 1967, which meant a large buildup of fuels, especially heavy fuels, not just the fines. That increased the intensity of the fire, and probably meant that instead of quickly passing over their shelters, the fire moved hot and slow, increasing “danger”.


    btw, “treehuggers” have long supported prescribed fire programs with control burns, real thinning in forest areas that isn’t just an excuse for clearcutting or commercial harvest.


    Firefighting IS a dangerous job, which I did for decades. These men were well trained, and the reason they got caught in a change in this fire will be eventually revealed, long after the general public has forgotten their sacrifice made in defense of their neighbors.


    We “in that community”, even after retirement ourselves, WILL remember them.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Great post!

  9. PJ McClung

    PJ McClung said, about 3 years ago

    Thank you for making this a priority. What a great loss of wonderful firefighters!

  10. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If Controlled Burning had been in place, this disaster would not have had the fuel to burn.

  11. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, about 3 years ago

    This is one of the best editorial cartoons I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Touches your heart and doesn’t let go.

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