Wildfire season is underway: Trail Mountain Fire destroys cabin, burns 2,600 acres

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  • divotmaker21 Farmington, UT
    June 12, 2018 11:21 a.m.

    Totally agree with Blue Collar!......And did said government official even check to see weather forecasts, that for a week prior, predicted a cold front moving in on that weekend with a "high wind" warning! This is also the second "prescribed burn" in that area to jump lines & burn out of control!

  • Blue Collar Huntington, UT
    June 11, 2018 9:27 p.m.

    Can the Deseret News please report on who the government official is that signed off on a prescribed burn in June, in a drought year, in a county that is known for its wind?
    When a private citizen starts a fire we are told that they may have to pay for the cost of that fire. I wonder if the same holds true for a incompetent, negligent public worker? Hundreds of families in Emery county may lose their culinary water over this stupidity. and the Huntington Power Plant is being threatened as well.
    Who is responsible for this complete lack of common sense?
    Do we need any more proof that local officials should have much more of a say on what happens on their lands then federal agencies?

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    June 11, 2018 8:25 p.m.

    Here we are just begging what is described as being a heavy fire season, and already our learned bureaucrats have started a fire that quickly has grown out of control with only 10% containment. This "prescribed" burn, a fire designed to eliminate heavy growth and prevent the spread of unplanned fires, was poorly planned and completely ill advised.
    Someone besides nature lovers and tax payers needs to pay for this disaster.