Underestimating the Pagami Creek fire

  • Graphic by: RAYMOND GRUMNEY
  • Updated: October 28, 2011 - 6:12 PM

A series of internal memos show that the U.S. Forest Service misjudged the Pagami Creek forest fire at key points, allowing a modest burn to erupt into a blaze that nearly killed six people and went down as the state's worst forest fire in a decade.
Graphic by RAY GRUMNEY