@eastcoastcougHave you not read anything about this fire? About the planes
involved and over a thousand firefighters? Maybe you are just trying to stir up
controversy over a great response by those running the operations and the
community.@neanderthalMany good reasons weee given for the
evacuation. If it had been delayed, there would be an outcry of “why
wasn’t this done sooner?”Why is this attempt at
fault-finding being made in the response to these fires?
this is what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about we help each other all the
time no matter what the situation is
The response of Utah officials to these fires is nothing less than pathetic and
underwhelming. The fact that there are multiple fires burning so close to
population centers, a nearby airport and highways with such weak response (where
are the planes to drop chemicals on these fires?)Get ready, Utah:
with the conditions, just imagine when there are fires in the Uintah's,
farther away from major highways and airports. Having a 100K acre
fire burn so long out of control right in Utah County, is inexcusable.And the D-News needs to be saying much, much more about the lack of response.
Sorry to say, but the evacuation was overdone. No need for people to leave
their homes under the condition as it existed. The fire crept so slowly that
any evacuating could have been done as any flames moved closer. And the fire
was not even on the down-slopes toward the communities (Elk Ridge/Woodland
Hills) when the evacuation took place. Further, the communities have
fire-trucks (and fire hydrants) that could have been used to put out any
threatening flames approaching the edge of the communities near the hills.Further, why didn't the responsible agencies (federal and state)
put out the fire when it was just a single tree aflame from an apparent
lightning strike? Tsk, tsk.
Not currently living in Utah, have worried about extended family who live there
in the event that the dreaded 'Wasatch Fault Earthquake' should ever
actually happen.Is good to see that what you would expect to happen
in Utah in a crisis actually did happen in these fires--people generously
stepping up and everyone feeling cared for. Makes thinking of the
possible earthquake easier to bear. Thanks Utah.
Thanks to all those who render assistance during times such as we are
experiencing; however, I couldn't resist the following:"Oh,
beautiful for hazy skies, For burning waves of grain, For ashen mountain
majesties, Above the sub-divided plain...."(Apology to Katharine
This is just another reason we don't mind when people call this place Happy
I love the Salem area/people. People always ask me why I live so far from work.
I can just refer them to this story.
I am grateful for the existence of and good work done in so many cases by the
Red Cross.I am gratified that in this case, here, their services are
not needed as family, friends, and neighbors provide individual assistance.This is a wonderful place to live with a beautiful culture.
The response of the neighbor's, friends and strangers of opening their
homes to all those displaced by these two very large fires is so heartwarming.
If any of us have ever wondered how our lives will turn out in an unexpected
emergency in this area where we live we can look to the examples that have been
set before us by these wonderful individuals to helping others and we can rest
easier. We won't have to do it alone. What a great group of families
opening their hearts and their homes. We should be very proud of them. I know