Folks, the Fire Danger is Extreme in Utah
The fire danger in Utah and the surrounding states is EXTREME and beyond. That means do not use an open flame anywhere outside. Do not use ANYTHING that can create a random spark outside.
To those of you who don’t know what can create a spark… I’ll spell it out.
Don’t shoot a gun for ANY REASON. I know you have rights… but you don’t have a right to start a fire, and a bullet ricocheting off a rock or piece of metal can spark a fire that will smolder 100′s of yards from where you are and long after you leave.
Skip ALL legal and illegal fireworks this year. They cause fires… Enough said!
Don’t drive your ATV or anything else through high grass or dry tumbleweed. For that matter… stay on the road, period!
You don’t need firewood right now. Wait until the danger has passed if anyone even issues a permit.
Burning anything outside… even in a fire pit is utterly stupid. You have no idea how far an ember may travel.
For God’s sake… clearing your land to make a fire break by burning the cheat grass is the stupidest, most dangerous thing you can do. Cheat grass is more explosive than gasoline. Add a breeze, and it’s out of control before you can grab your cellphone to say “I just started a fire”.
Obviously, my words cannot express my anger at the stupidity, arrogance, and supposed superiority of some Utards.
Mother Nature has a right to start a fire. You don’t… even if it’s accidental. During EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS, you don’t have a right to place life, limb, and property of others at risk.
Here are things you can do during this emergency.
If you smoke, eat your butt. Field strip it and put the filter into your pocket. Better yet, don’t smoke outside of your closed-window car or indoors where permitted.
Clean your weapon. By taking it apart, you won’t be shooting it.
Cook indoors. If you must have a fire, start it in your indoor fireplace.
Park your ATV or plan to stay on the roads. This is no time for off-roading.
If you’re going camping… cold camp! That means no fires of any kind in any device or at any campsite. Yes, it’s inconvenient, but much better than trying to outrun a fire.
Need I say, give up on the fireworks this year. You don’t have right to blow things up in and EXTREME Fire Emergency. Take the money you save and do something constructive, like donating to your local firefighters fund.
I know a lot of you think I’m overstepping my bounds, but I have a right to breathe clean air, not smoke-filled, choking smoke because some idiot started a fire. I have a right to live on our property safely, and know our animals are safe.
Four Country Gals contributes to you by growing some of your food… if we have a fire, or are disrupted, you may not get to eat something you really wanted… See how it goes around?