Containment of Lions Fire less than Super
Apparently, no one at the United States Forest Service watched Super Bowl 51.
In that game, the Atlanta Falcons, leading 28-3, thought they had the game won in the 3rd quarter.
However, the New England Patriots were not dead. They came back to win in overtime.
Similarly, most locals thought that the Lions Fire, which started in early June, was out. It was reported at 100% containment on July 14, having burned 4,000 total acres.
Government’s always had trouble with math, and 100 didn’t mean 100: the Lions Fire is back with a vengeance.
The USFS hosted a community meeting Tuesday to provide information about the fire and the future plans they have moving forward with fire management in Mono and Inyo counties.
At the meeting, District Ranger Gordon Martin explained, “Contained does not equal controlled.”
*He managed to say this with a straight face while containing and controlling his enthusiasm.
As of press time, the Lions Fire has grown to 6,530 total acres and is being reported at 60% containment. It grew 1,074 acres on August 2.