On a bright spring morning, in the Mills Creek area of the George Washington National Forest, flames crept slowly up the far end of a mountain ridge.
The whitish smoke grew in volume and depth as the unseen fire, pushed by a slow but steady breeze, climbed steadily skyward.
U.S. Forest Service personnel watched the billowing smoke, but made no move to quell the spreading blaze — because the people who normally fight forest fires had set this one.[Continue Reading]
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