The Smokey social media campaign has asked me to remind you that forest fires are almost always preventable. Learn more at SmokeyBear.com and get your Smokey on.
Wildfire plays an important ecological role. The catastrophic wildfires of today are partly a result of decades of absolute fire suppression which is magnified by the continual blurring of the wildland and urban interface.
This is a gem from Eddie Arnold about how Smokey got his name.