Who set the Angeles Station Forest Fire?

If you tell me, I’ll share the $150,000 reward with you, 50- 50.

It’s unbelievable, this wretched fire is still burning in places, several weeks later. KHTS:

The Station Fire is 94 percent contained, with full containment now expected September 22. So far, the incident has consumed 160,557 acres of the Angeles National Forest which has not seen major fire activity in more than 40 years. It is the largest fire in the recorded history of Los Angeles County and the 10th largest in California history.

As it turns out, my cartoon is right; there was an arsonist, although I have much stronger words for him than crazy. They’ve established that it’s arson – caused by “some substance” – and it’s homicide, since 2 firefighters died. (also, at least thousands of animals, birds, reptiles and trees – DB)

I was really happy that Daily News ran this cartoon the week of the fire. Not much to contribute, but at least I was doing something to bring awareness to the tragedy. I also took photos and posted them on my park blog; I wanted to get the word out that once again, the whole Los Angeles area is vulnerable to wildfires, because OUR TRUCKS AREN’T STRONG ENOUGH.

smokey bear cartoon

But FINALLY -okay, I won’t ask why it took them so long – good old neighbor to the North Canada sent us 2 Super Scoopers! . :( Best part? We get to keep the SuperScoopers til December!

Because I wanted to get the fawn just right – vulnerable, yet real – I looked up photos and for some strange reason, found several of fawns with horses! I could not believe how beautiful, cute,  and squee-worthy these were! Aahhh…!

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More photos like this at gentlehorses.com.

And the animalliberationfront includes a story of how they saved this fawn from some coyotes!! Amazing!

Cartoon Caption: Smokey the Bear asks, Can YOU prevent forest fires? Government bailouts? US Forest Service? Local Fire Depts? Crazy arsonists? Careless smokers?

I know, government bailouts don’t seem to fit in with the rest, but the money the state got SHOULD have been used for fire protection in this terrible fire-prone state.