Fire marshal releases Wood Hollow findings

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  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    July 11, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    The law suit should be directed at the copper thieves along with prosecution for negligence in the death of the man killed.
    Law enforcement should direct time to finding the copper thieves.
    Rocky Mountain Power would be named as secondary defendants in the suit for failure to maintain their power lines.

  • JELLI Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    Woodyff: Please look at the statistics, how many fires this year have been caused by actions within our control, how long it was before the governor even began discussing bans/sanctions/etc., and explain to me how it was a "knee jerk" reaction.

    People who will not police their own actions have those actions penalized all the time. How is this situation any different?

  • JKR Holladay, UT
    July 11, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    50 home were lost. We don't need snarky, sarcastic comments, Woodyff. And thunderstorms don't cause the majority of fires, people do.

    Catch the copper thieves. This is a good example of how selfish, lawless behavior can lead to unintended consequences that are devastating.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 10, 2012 11:31 p.m.

    Typical lawyer tricks. Go after the power company which was the victim of a theft, and claim they were negligent for not checking to see that grounding wires were still in place on every one of their tens of thousands of power poles, every day.

    Justice would demand that they go after the thieves who turned a safe and essential utility service into something less safe. But, everyone knows that the thieves cannot pay big fines or restitution.... or contingency fees.

    And, Gov. Herbert better get on the power company and copper thieves just like he has been on shooters, and ban them too!

  • Woodyff Mapleton, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    Better have the Gov ban power lines so they won't cause more fires. His stand on target shooting is a knee jerk reaction to our dry summer. He should also ban thunder storms since they cause the majority of forest fires.