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Blame in Esperanza fire deaths may shift to forest service employees

by John Walden |

Posted by Guy McCarthy to the 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.
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.