2014/01/16

Three Arrested as Fire Rages

Da Goddess @ 15:38

Three very stupid men are sitting in jail because they did not heed the red flag warning in effect for most of L.A. and Orange Counties this week.

“They were tossing papers into [a] campfire and a breeze reportedly kicked up and set this fire,” Staab said, adding that one of the men “has admitted to setting this fire.”

Apparently, they set up camp and decided they needed a fire during the worst time possible for one. Super low humidity and gusting winds plus fire = BAD.

I can’t decide whether these guys were just desperate for attention or are just extremely EXTREMELY stupid. Or both. All I know is that I hate fires and this one could have been prevented. $20,000 for bail isn’t nearly enough. I hope to hell they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that we never hear their names spoken again.

4 Comments

  1. Growing up in southern California we were all taught about Smokey Bear and being responsible with fire. There’s no excuse for that kind of negligence, IMO.

    NO, $20,000. isn’t nearly enough bail.

    Comment by pam — 2014/01/16 @ 16:53

  2. asshats, one and all. I’m sooooooo fed up with these kinds of people. They piss me off. They put their own interests ahead of all others’ and put people at risk.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2014/01/16 @ 16:58

  3. Yeah, because in California a wildfire doesn’t simply burn down trees… it takes homes, lives… it can be like a damn bomb went off and everything is destroyed… :(

    Comment by pam — 2014/01/17 @ 06:32

  4. homes were lost, one major injury, and no lives taken this time. these guys are still in deep shit. rampant stupidity.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2014/01/17 @ 15:39

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