Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Be responsible with campfires


Recently, we found an active fire pit less than 500 feet from the nearest house out Lake Creek. The logs were smoldering and smoking, the ashes were warm, there were beer bottles and cans. When we rolled the biggest log over, we could see tiny embers. We were able to extinguish the fire without water bottles and called it in.

The stupidity and carelessness of people amazes me. Is it is fire season. Please make sure that your fires are out. Every afternoon, the wind picks up in the canyons and this little fire could have gone anywhere in minutes. Please tell your kids about the fire danger and check fire pits while out hiking, biking and riding. Isn't it time that we took a break from making campfires for a while? It could be just as bad as three years ago.

Feli Funke-Riehle

Ketchum




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