It is so frightening to see fires and the smoke so close to homes. We have
prayed that homes will be protected and lives will also be protected from this
danger. I'm hoping there will be no more people starting fires. It breaks
my heart to think of all these wonderful homes being destroyed and families not
having a place to go. I walked down to the mailbox this early pm..I've
never smelled smoke like this and I worry about very elderly folks and small
children inhaling it. I'm grateful we live where we do and that we are safe
and most of all.....we are so thankful for the firemen and any others who have
been involved in keeping us safe. We are so blessed and pray that soon this will
be over and those who have had their homes and property damaged or lost it that
families and friends and neighbors will be willing to help - to feed - to
protect - that we all will pray to Heavenly Father for His guidance and lives
will be preserved.
Can some rational person tell me why fires like these are preferred over logging
and thinning to reduce combustible fuel?
Utah is so under prepared and under funded to fight fire. The small crews do
their best but most of these fires damage so much pristine land that a whole
generation of people will never see. Very depressing.
Well, we don't have to go to North Carolina now to see the Great Smokey
Mountains. We have them right here in Utah now unfortunately.