30 big Arizona wildfires linked to illegal border crossers 

GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
  • Getty Images file photo

WHAT: Of the 2,500 Arizona border wildfires between 2006 and 2010, 422 were human-caused and burned more than an acre. At least 30 of these were linked to illegal border crossers by a new federal investigation.

HOW: Clues to wildfire causes included discarded bottles and food wrappers with Spanish-language labels near campfires adjacent to heavily used smuggling routes, according to the Government Accountability Office of Congress.

WHY: The GAO investigation was requested by four GOP senators led by John McCain, R-Ariz. “I hope this report is a lesson to … focus the discussion on the vital need to secure our southern border,” McCain said.

About The Author

Staff Report

Staff Report

Bio:
A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of Opinion, Daily Outrage

More by Staff Report

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Videos

Most Popular Stories

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation