# Comments about ‘25-30 structures burned in Wood Hollow Fire in Sanpete County’

Published: Monday, June 25 2012 8:28 a.m. MDT

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dumprake
Washington, UT

"4 percent contained"?? Who offered up that silly number? 4% is nothing, it can't even be measured. Some firefighter who believes he's in charge needed to pull a number out of his head. If he had zero percent contained, everyone would wonder what in the world the firefighters are doing, but hey, 4% proves "we're doing our job."

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@dumprake, what are you talking about?

Can the total perimeter of the fire be measured? Yes. Can the length of the perimeter that's contained be measured? Yes. Therefore, by dividing the latter into the former and multiplying by 100, you can determine what percent containment you have. The math really isn't that difficult.

jane
Hereford, AZ

The math discussion is silly! People's homes are burning. We just got word that our son's beautiful log home is gone. If his is gone, so are many of his neighbors.
After living through the Monument Fire here last year, we've had some experience with the aftermath of fires allowed to get out of control. It's time we got over the modern silly idea that fires are good for the environment and start fighting them when they first start rather than waiting until they get out of control.

TOO
Sanpete, UT

This may be inappropriate on here, but I ask for your prayers. My house is in this fire and I know many who have already lost theirs. Please pray for us.

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

I fear this year may go down as the one where "Utah burns."

@TOO:
Nothing inappropriate at all--prayers are coming. You didn't even need to ask.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Thoughts and prayers for the people living in this area are needed for sure.

It seems that the Deseret News was pretty slow to report this fire, its potential size and scope and effect. It seems that the dump fire got all the (Mia) Love while this fire got ignored until it was pretty darn serious.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

I was down in Sanpete Friday for the pageant. And I made a comment to my wife how dry the land was down there this year. On the way home there was a car in front of me and about at the same time both passengers threw out their cigarettes...real intelligent first off for smoking, but once again shows if people have any respect for themselves then they won't have any for anybody else. I am not shocked at all about this fire. I am just waiting for the report that it was manmade again... people need to start thinking or this state will be up in flames this year for sure.

Our family will be praying for all those who are involved with this and all the other fires.

Onion Daze
Payson, UT

FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency. The word is Federal, not State or County Emergency Management Agency. Every dollar they provide to fight the fire and to help citizens after the fire came from the Federal Government. That means the Federal Government took money from other citizens of the United States to help local Sanpete and Utah County citizens in genuine need of help. That is often considered an unethical activity by many voters in those counties. Situation ethics sometimes trumps basic values. When “push comes to shove”, few would turn down the needed FEMA assistance.

“FEMA has approved a fire management assistance grant to help with the firefighting costs of the Wood Hollow Fire, according to the Utah Division of Emergency Management. Under the grant, FEMA will reimburse agencies 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs.”

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