Why is this allowed to continue to burn

Regarding the Thursday article, “Everett wood chip fire keeps burning”: I believe Ms. Kramer hit the nail right on the head when she said that if a homeowner had a fire that adversely affected the environment, they would get a ticket right away.

With all the technology available today, they surely have chemicals that could be dropped from a helicopter to extinguish that fire. But that would probably render all of the wood chips unusable, and — the big one — it would cost Weyerhauser big bucks to accomplish this and remove the useless chips. Heaven forbid!

The answer to why this fire has continued to burn for months comes down to monetary clout, which the homeowner does not have, so he just gets stuck with the bill.

I sympathize with the homeowners in North Everett, I smell that sour odor several times a week when going to Everett also.

Rich Kruml

Tulalip

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