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!
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?
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.