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1 12, 12:05am
There are a lot of factors that contributed to this fire, none of them were bad forest management. This was an area that had a fire ten years previously, and the salvage logging had been done. While there were some brush piles left over from that, there was also extremely dry weather with over 200 days without rain. Most put the blame squarely on the weather as the reason this fire spread as quickly as it did.
Trump doesn't have a leg to stand on in this, however. Almost 60% of California's forests are managed by the federal government. Saying it was mismanaged is basically pointing the finger at himself. If he cuts federal money like he's saying he wants to because of mismanagement, he's only going to make the situation worse.