Brush burn triggers fire

There are 19 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Brush burn triggers fire. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Firefighters from several towns knock down a fire at an abandoned cottage Thursday on Shore Road in Richmond that was caused by a controlled brush burn that got out of control.

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fineum

Queensbury, NY

#1 Apr 30, 2010
30 years of ugly
Skeptical Onlooker

Great Barrington, MA

#2 Apr 30, 2010
Anyone who was burning in yesterdays high winds deserves to be heavily fined, especially if they did not have a permit. Talk about stupid!!
pyro tech

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Apr 30, 2010
"An abandoned Richmond Shores cottage was destroyed by fire Thursday after high winds caused a controlled burn at a neighboring property to spread to the structure."

"Controlled" burn- got it.

The high winds were forecast well beforehand.
Prove me wrong

Latham, NY

#4 Apr 30, 2010
You just can't make this stuff up. Imagine the stupidity of brush burning on a day with 40 mph wind gusts.
Smokey the Bear

Albany, NY

#5 Apr 30, 2010
This "Controlled burner" should be fined for being a douchebag without a permit

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#6 Apr 30, 2010
Skeptical Onlooker wrote:
Anyone who was burning in yesterdays high winds deserves to be heavily fined, especially if they did not have a permit. Talk about stupid!!
My thoughts exactly!
Retired Firefighter

North Charleston, SC

#7 Apr 30, 2010
Fortunately, nobody was hurt. However, even though it was an exterior attack, where are the airpacks? Smoke is smoke, with all those nasty things involved.
Senior

Adams, MA

#8 Apr 30, 2010
How much insurance will be paid? Fire just happened to get away, yea, right.
Skeptical Onlooker

Great Barrington, MA

#9 Apr 30, 2010
Senior wrote:
How much insurance will be paid? Fire just happened to get away, yea, right.
Yes - but the insurance company will definitely go after the moron who started the fire on the adjoining lot and burned down the house to recover what they had to pay out.
Reporter

Adams, MA

#10 Apr 30, 2010
The person did have a permit, it was issued at Bartlett's Orchard. The Fire Chief was on vacation and his backup did not issue a do not burn warning yesterday.

There is more than likely no insurance as both properties were "abandoned" and were going to be condemned or in the case of one of the properties it was in process on being refurbished.
yoho

East Woodstock, CT

#11 Apr 30, 2010
The fire chief for Richmond is always on vacation.....a mental one that is.
buba

Boca Raton, FL

#12 Apr 30, 2010
It looks like they saved the chimney !
Reporter

Adams, MA

#13 Apr 30, 2010
yoho wrote:
The fire chief for Richmond is always on vacation.....a mental one that is.
You may be thinking about a different chief, there is a new one.
shores resident

Casselberry, FL

#14 May 1, 2010
Considering that most of the people commenting on this story are 1 ) Do Not Live in Richmond nor in The Shores....2 ) ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN....IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND AND THE POORER COUSINS KNOWN AS RICHMOND SHORES...... 3 ) Be glad no one was hurt. 4 ) The Richmond Fire Department IS a very good Department.
go jump in your pond

Warwick, MA

#15 May 1, 2010
shores resident wrote:
Considering that most of the people commenting on this story are 1 ) Do Not Live in Richmond nor in The Shores....2 ) ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN....IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND AND THE POORER COUSINS KNOWN AS RICHMOND SHORES...... 3 ) Be glad no one was hurt. 4 ) The Richmond Fire Department IS a very good Department.
Considering most people here are smart enough not to set outdoor fires in high winds:
1) we don't want to live near stupid people...
2) accidents happen, but stupidity isn't an accident...
3) everyone's glad nobody was hurt...
4) your FD has to be good if the town has stupid residents who set fires in high winds.

Since: May 10

Adams, MA

#16 May 1, 2010
shores resident wrote:
Considering that most of the people commenting on this story are 1 ) Do Not Live in Richmond nor in The Shores....2 ) ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN....IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND AND THE POORER COUSINS KNOWN AS RICHMOND SHORES...... 3 ) Be glad no one was hurt. 4 ) The Richmond Fire Department IS a very good Department.
And you live where? In Florida and are a part timer at the shore?

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#17 May 3, 2010
go jump in your pond wrote:
<quoted text>
Considering most people here are smart enough not to set outdoor fires in high winds:
1) we don't want to live near stupid people...
2) accidents happen, but stupidity isn't an accident...
3) everyone's glad nobody was hurt...
4) your FD has to be good if the town has stupid residents who set fires in high winds.
LOL
yoho

East Woodstock, CT

#18 May 4, 2010
yoho wrote:
The fire chief for Richmond is always on vacation.....a mental one that is.
opps sorry the last one real tard
Ex-Resident

Lee, MA

#19 May 4, 2010
shores resident wrote:
Considering that most of the people commenting on this story are 1 ) Do Not Live in Richmond nor in The Shores....2 ) ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN....IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND AND THE POORER COUSINS KNOWN AS RICHMOND SHORES...... 3 ) Be glad no one was hurt. 4 ) The Richmond Fire Department IS a very good Department.
LMAO By who's Standards!!! They are a piss a** department, they can even get their s**t straight!! Big JOKE!

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