Controlled Fire= oxymoron
Here is some news out of Leon County Florida(Tallahassee). Another controlled blaze became an out of control brushfire.(There were two fires in the story, one set by a private individual) This is just two weeks a similarly set fire did the same in Martin County.
Why does anyone, private or public sector, set a fire when its windy outsie? I guess its lack of common sense of stupidity. In the case of govt. set fires, bureaucratic inertia is probably to blame. Some one scheduled the fire, it has to be done and when its scheduled. No exception. Then personal property and people are put at risk. Maybe if we held these bureaucrats personally liable for the damage they create, they'd think twice before doing these idiotic acts. Some people would say this was an overreaction, but one day a controlled fire is going to kill people. Is bureaucratic inertia acceptable then?
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Two controlled burns turned into brushfires as a result of a windy weather Saturday in north and south areas of Leon County.
Fire Department Lt. Mary Bridges said a resident on Fairbank Ferry Road was burning a pile of logs when the fire quickly spilled onto the road.
"It jumped the road and burned into 10 acres of planted pine," Bridges said. The fire department arrived at the scene before it could spread to a nearby mobile home.
Fire trucks arrived at Natural Bridge Ridge, located halfway between Woodville Highway and Tram Road, and found a fire headed toward Woodville Highway.