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Jason Phillips 2 years, 6 months ago

Certain exemptions: "...bonfires for religious ceremonies."

This seems like a great loophole I would have liked to exploit back in my carefree youth. Hear that kids? Just make sure you bring a bible to the camp fire this summer.

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David Moore 2 years, 6 months ago

As usual, one dumba$$, or one fire miles and miles away spoils it for the rest of us.

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dogfan 2 years, 6 months ago

"One fire miles and miles away spoils it for the rest of us."

What do we have to have a fire here before they issue a ban? Glad to see it happen, if one were to get started here the way the wind has been blowing lately it would cover alot of ground in no time.

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cag81625 2 years, 6 months ago

Conditions are bad. This drought is worse than the one ten years ago. That, coupled with all of the fuel left from the recent wet years has left us a tinder box. The fire in Powderwash went to nearly 1200 acres. I mean, when is the last time you heard about a fire up that way, much less one that large? There's a lot more fuel around Craig and certainly around places like Knez Divide. A fire ban was about a month overdue if you ask me.

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David Moore 2 years, 6 months ago

I guess what I meant is that those who do not know how to manage or properly use fire spoil things, like campouts and fireworks, for the rest of us. You can't stop nature, or ban it, so it is only those who are dumb enough to let it get out of control that spoil it. That is what I meant. I agree, things are dry and I guess to get the dumb ones you have to ban it from everyone. Typical.

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George Robertson 2 years, 6 months ago

Be careful what you say David. No matter how cautious and attentive you are, being human, You at times could be considered one of the "dumb ones". As difficult as it may be to imagine, even I have fallen into that category once. The fire ban is meant to give heightened awareness to the danger of open burning given the current conditions. Don't take offense, it's not individually directed at you.

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David Moore 2 years, 6 months ago

No worries, I am one of the dumb ones quite often. I tend to live by the rule of common sense however which is something devoid in our society these days. If it is dry as a bone, don't burn anything.....that's what I am getting at. Nature is just that, nature, you can't control it and a fire ban won't do anything to control Ma nature. Bans are put in place because some people don't use their heads. Anyway, didn't mean to make this an adverse comment fest, if they put out a ban, it must be pretty bad. I will heed.

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