Saturday, May 14, 2011
(Reuters) – The fight between Texas and Washington, D.C., over wildfires in the Lone Star State just got nastier.
A county official in the Texas Panhandle is now blaming a federal agency for starting one of the fires through carelessness.
Tom Edwards, the county attorney in rural Motley County east of Lubbock, said on Friday that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives was responsible on Tuesday for sparking a fire that consumed 150 acres.
“You can quote me on it: That bunch has a real corner on stupid,” Edwards told Reuters.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:42 am