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I started the fire, said she..
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larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
I started the fire, said she.. on 08/08/2006 00:54:42 MDT Print View

Sunday found me home in time to join the family at church.
Part of this service includes members annoucing their joys and concerns while lighting a candle.
A member casually annouced she had started the 4000 plus acre flick creek fire at lake chelan. She has told the authorities but she was now embracing the flames and the purity of the fire.
It was a dumb accident but I'm having trouble shaking her attitude towards the near evacuation of land locked stehekin.
I really don't expect much comment, I posted it more to help me process this event. Thanks.

Edited by pyeyo on 08/08/2006 00:55:25 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: I started the fire, said she.. on 08/08/2006 07:34:40 MDT Print View

This past week I went backpacking in Glacier National Park and got caught up (not literally) in the Red Eagle fire on the east side of the park. It delayed our trip but we were able to do a 4 night/5 day nice trip. The fire was started, I believe, by a boy scout troop.

Edited by jshann on 08/08/2006 20:24:41 MDT.

David Bonn
(david_bonn) - F

Locale: North Cascades
Re: I started the fire, said she.. on 08/08/2006 08:30:47 MDT Print View

What is it with people?

If you are so clueless and irresponsible that you start a forest fire, you aren't an outdoorsman -- you are a spoiled child playing with matches.

This year I have encountered three unattended campfires while hiking. My approach is to put these fires out on the spot, hopefully using water the idiots brought and hopefully purified at great effort and expense.

I just don't get it. We need to bring smoky the bear back. He needs to be out there mauling people who do things like this.

Edited by david_bonn on 08/08/2006 08:31:16 MDT.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: I started the fire, said she.. on 08/08/2006 11:16:51 MDT Print View

The dumbest fire in recent memory was caused by a doctor burning his toilet paper...there is no cure for stupid.

Moe Dog
(moedog56) - F
Re: I started the fire, said she.. on 10/10/2006 19:19:34 MDT Print View

The latest on the news tonight was that she now wants to recant her confession for fear of facing a year in jail.

Here was one of the original stories: