Prowers County Commissioners order immediate fire ban - Lamar Ledger

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Prowers County Rural Firefighters put out a fire near Holly on Monday, March 21. Read more
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Cathy

Lamar, CO

#1 Mar 24, 2011
Let's blame the smokers for the fires Sheriff Faull. It is the irresponsible landowners that are starting these large fires. The one last evening looks like it was going to burn down county. Also the ditch folks are very careless too. So quit blaming only one source Sheriff.
my2centsworth

Westcliffe, CO

#2 Mar 24, 2011
Its funny how the sheriff blames people throwing their cigarettes out the window in the article and the picture the ledger posted is of a fire that was started by railroad workers welding on the tracks..
There was a huge fire last night just north and west of Bristol. Are they going to blame cigarettes for that one too??
These people who blame cigarettes for all these fires, don't they know farmers are burning off the fields and ditches this time of the year?? Combine that with the wind that we've had and thats what to blame right there, not cigarettes. Shit, the cigarettes nowadays won't even burn. You light em up and they go out..
lamarguy

Grand Junction, CO

#3 Mar 24, 2011
good for me then, i have not smoked for 12 years, at least anyhow so i start fires here. i wish hasty was in prowers county. a lady there fires up her smoke shack as she calls it, i dont know what she burns all the time but its not good and the lady next door has a house full of smoke, she is on oxygen and has a lot of trouble breathing.

no love there folks. and the lady just burns away and harrasses the neighbor. even on a red day, no burning. so i guess ill fire up the bent county folks to see whats going on there. and the wind definitely does not help nor does it help with our COPD EITHER. but thats lamar. roll on lamar, hey lets get some kind of company in here to hire a bunch of people and get some business going. send your ideas to the...mmmmm lets see...well send them to your local rep. later. lamarguy.
railguy

United States

#4 Mar 24, 2011
my2centsworth wrote:
Its funny how the sheriff blames people throwing their cigarettes out the window in the article and the picture the ledger posted is of a fire that was started by railroad workers welding on the tracks..
There was a huge fire last night just north and west of Bristol. Are they going to blame cigarettes for that one too??
These people who blame cigarettes for all these fires, don't they know farmers are burning off the fields and ditches this time of the year?? Combine that with the wind that we've had and thats what to blame right there, not cigarettes.****, the cigarettes nowadays won't even burn. You light em up and they go out..
Just so u know the fire in the pic was started by a cigarette not by railroad personel the fire started in the bar ditch and moved toward the tracks and farmland due to high wind
Cathy

Lamar, CO

#5 Mar 24, 2011
railguy wrote:
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Just so u know the fire in the pic was started by a cigarette not by railroad personel the fire started in the bar ditch and moved toward the tracks and farmland due to high wind
Funny how they show that pic, but not the ones the farmers & ranchers start.....mmmmmmmm, go figure. Again Faull makes statements before his raggy selve thinks. In other words he should think before he opens his trap.
my2centsworth

Westcliffe, CO

#6 Mar 24, 2011
railguy wrote:
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Just so u know the fire in the pic was started by a cigarette not by railroad personel the fire started in the bar ditch and moved toward the tracks and farmland due to high wind
Of course they say a cigarette started the fire. Thats so BNSF and their personnel welding on the track in that exact location that day won't have to accept responsibility.
out of towner

Lamar, CO

#7 Mar 24, 2011
Look at the tracks people... the fire started on the other side and burned... it wasn't the welder... those bnsf welders don't put off much spark. The fire came from the highway. And those quick to criticize land owners for fires... those guys can control a fire better than the fire dept with the equipment they have. Trust me... the last thing a farmer wants to do is burn up the countryside. If you don't believe me go for coffee and sit in their group. The unpractical winds cause a lot of the fires to get out of control... take for instance the other day... the wind blew from all 4 directions at some point. Let's not criticize the farmer... what would be left in Lamar or Prowers County if they all left? I will tell you...NOTHING because it would blow away!
GEEZE

Lamar, CO

#8 Mar 24, 2011
OMG PPl Stop!!!!
surprised

Holly, CO

#9 Mar 25, 2011
Look at the filth and muck on these tracks. Ill just hose them off. Much better! Now I can light up a cigarette and enjoy my handywork.
Just a local citizen

Wiley, CO

#10 Mar 25, 2011
I don't think it matters how this fire started. Each and everyone of us need to be careful. Smokers need to keep there cigerettes in their cars and not on the roads and the farms and RR workers need to be cautious with all of this wind.
I am also pretty sure that each of you that are complaining aren't the ones out there fighting the fires and until you want to get out there and help you need to stop complaining and make sure you aren't causing another fire.
Just a local citizen

Wiley, CO

#11 Mar 25, 2011
my2centsworth wrote:
Its funny how the sheriff blames people throwing their cigarettes out the window in the article and the picture the ledger posted is of a fire that was started by railroad workers welding on the tracks..
There was a huge fire last night just north and west of Bristol. Are they going to blame cigarettes for that one too??
These people who blame cigarettes for all these fires, don't they know farmers are burning off the fields and ditches this time of the year?? Combine that with the wind that we've had and thats what to blame right there, not cigarettes.****, the cigarettes nowadays won't even burn. You light em up and they go out..
I sure would like to know where you read that the fire was started by a RR welder, there is no mention of that in the article.
hotdog

Grand Junction, CO

#12 Mar 25, 2011
Just a local citizen wrote:
I don't think it matters how this fire started. Each and everyone of us need to be careful. Smokers need to keep there cigerettes in their cars and not on the roads and the farms and RR workers need to be cautious with all of this wind.
I am also pretty sure that each of you that are complaining aren't the ones out there fighting the fires and until you want to get out there and help you need to stop complaining and make sure you aren't causing another fire.
Just, couldn't have said it much better myself. That pretty much covers it. Fires are getting started by all sorts of methods, not just cigarettes.
my2centsworth

Westcliffe, CO

#13 Mar 25, 2011
hotdog wrote:
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Just, couldn't have said it much better myself. That pretty much covers it. Fires are getting started by all sorts of methods, not just cigarettes.
Our sheriff says cigarettes are the problem. My original point was that cigarettes are not the only cause of fires and are not any more of a problem than farmers burning off their fields and ditches at this time of year.
my2centsworth

Westcliffe, CO

#14 Mar 25, 2011
Just a local citizen wrote:
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I sure would like to know where you read that the fire was started by a RR welder, there is no mention of that in the article.
I didn't read it anywhere. I find it suspicious that BNSF welders were welding at that location and around the same time of the day that that fire started. They either left just after or just before the fire started. Not sure about those specifics but I do know that they were welding on the track where the fire started at around the same time it started. Not saying they did start it because I wasn't there. It just seems suspicious to me. Thats all. Oh and for the commenter who said welders don't put out very much spark, insinuating that it was impossible for them to start the fire. I'd just like to point out that any spark from anything can start a fire.
Just a local citizen

Wiley, CO

#15 Mar 25, 2011
my2centsworth wrote:
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I didn't read it anywhere. I find it suspicious that BNSF welders were welding at that location and around the same time of the day that that fire started. They either left just after or just before the fire started. Not sure about those specifics but I do know that they were welding on the track where the fire started at around the same time it started. Not saying they did start it because I wasn't there. It just seems suspicious to me. Thats all. Oh and for the commenter who said welders don't put out very much spark, insinuating that it was impossible for them to start the fire. I'd just like to point out that any spark from anything can start a fire.
Yes anthing can start that fire, which I stated in my original statement. My question to you is how do you know there were welders in that location if you weren't around?
just a name

Pagosa Springs, CO

#17 Mar 26, 2011
out of towner- I don't think the farmers can control a fire better than a fire dept. What makes a ratty trailer with a tank and lawn mower engine better than a fire truck? When their fires do get out of control, which by the way is not that often, who do they call? the fire dept. And for everyone against farmers burning, I think the amount of fires caused by controlled burns is minimal compared to the number of burns. As some one else said, a spark from anthing can cause a fire, even easier since there is no rain.
my2centsworth

Westcliffe, CO

#18 Mar 26, 2011
Just a local citizen wrote:
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Yes anthing can start that fire, which I stated in my original statement. My question to you is how do you know there were welders in that location if you weren't around?
Let's just say I heard it from someone "in the know"
rea

Greeley, CO

#19 Mar 27, 2011
I had a wonderful laugh at this one. I love your sense of humor. Thanks
surprised wrote:
Look at the filth and muck on these tracks. Ill just hose them off. Much better! Now I can light up a cigarette and enjoy my handywork.
Intentionally Obtuse

Grand Junction, CO

#20 Mar 28, 2011
my2centsworth wrote:
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Our sheriff says cigarettes are the problem. My original point was that cigarettes are not the only cause of fires and are not any more of a problem than farmers burning off their fields and ditches at this time of year.
Cigarettes are the problem, because selfish people like you think that you are the only people that matter, so you toss your burning cigarette out the window, without care for whether it blows into the car behind you or onto the tinder beside the road. What do you care? You have a greasy cheesburger and fries from Burger King to stuff down your fat face while your drive home so you can lay down on the couch and continue your unproductive life. Meanwhile, you have just burdened our firefighters, who are productive, and save lives. If you realized how you were wasting your life, you might stop smoking and start enjoying a tossed salad now and then.

Farmers supervise the burning of their fields, because unlike you, they care about heir neighbors. Shame on you for equating responsible farmers with careless slobs like yourself.
just me

Holly, CO

#21 Mar 28, 2011
Cig smokers are just doing a leisure activity, while railroad workers and farmers are working to keep the wheels of the economy turning.

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