It's Science! We Don't Need No Water, Let That Forest Fire Burn! by Dave Bry September 18, 2012 “The first year after a fire is when the magic really happens.” —University of Montana ornithologist Richard Hutto says the United States Forest Service should stop doing their “controlled burns” and let massive conflagrations blaze on unabated.# facebook twitter google+ pinterest email Dave Bry lives in New York with his wife and kid. His is the author of Public Apology. Read more by Dave Bry on The Awl Expect4DogPicklesPharmacy burn forest fire burn! dr. richard hutto the content wars Promise Kept Announcements Meet the Awl Newsletter crop chef Eat the Mango (No, Not That One) listicles without commentary English Monarch Signatures, Ranked Tell Us More How to Sell Bottled Water to Thirsty Bros the actual internet What's Happening on Ghost Twitter? Culture (and TV) Daphne and Celeste, "You and I Alone" The Concessionist I Love My Parents Yet Also May I Murder Them?