Each fire ground should be rated by its intensity not if it is deemed contained, it is the risk assessment that allows for fires to get out of control. Then air assets should be called in straight away not delayed as ground elements conduct the containment. And I am not talking about single prop fixed wing or rotary air assets but C-130's MAFFS. Then the ground elements can safely back burn get the Mr Bulldozers in and create a wide trail and hit the flanks then the crown, let the fire eat itself, then mop up. Go from indirect, parallel to direct. Not the other way around. It is all about H20 conservation early containment is to save H20 instead of extinguish in the end you end up using more water use sea water, in the C-130. Then change the PH of the ground later on before the rains. It is the same as war, shock and awe, not awe (in your own mind of your own abilities) then shock.
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from the article: Fire department was slow to respond, pilot says