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Blame in Esperanza fire deaths may shift to forest service employees

by John Walden |

Posted by Guy McCarthy to the dailybulletin.com on 11/12/2006

Even though a jailed arson suspect is charged with murdering five firefighters in the Esperanza Fire, some Forest Service employees fear they too could be targeted for blame in the deaths.
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Veteran firefighters and advocate groups worry the IG will assign blame in the Esperanza Fire deaths rather than identify lessons that can improve firefighter safety in future blazes.