stop thinking or that silly old USA propaganda to create some awareness among the people and populace.
The terrible thing was to observe the results of trying to fight fire with fire.
Preventive, controlled fires are useful to avoid the others, hell like, without control, if the weather collaborates. In this case it did not. Hell broke loose.
It is evident that lack of maintenance, lots of dry grass, tree crowding enhance the possibility of fires. In addition, the silly habit of not allowing ANY kind of fires in some forests, is one of the reasons for the huge ones.
When some fire is allowed only older, more resistant trees remain standing, versus the other kind that leaves nothing, killing every flora and fauna.
Not only that. Huge fires bake the soil.
It does not allow water to penetrate. When it rains, you get avalanches and floods.
To avoid all this some tree cutting should be allowed and renting goats and sheep to feed on those grasses. It would be more cost efficient, than waiting for only you can prevent forest fires.
Just sent a note with horticultural good will to some
Antigua Horticultural Society.
In 48 hours, judgment shall fall upon her.