EDITORIAL: Don’t be a bozo when it’s this dry
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - June 28, 2017 - Updated: June 28, 2017
The haze that obscured the Bookcliffs and Grand Mesa Tuesday is the product of a Utah wildfire that had grown into the largest active blaze in the U.S.
The firefighting costs have topped $7 million for a fire started June 17 near the Brian Head Resort in southern Utah by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds.
Needless to say, with persistent dry conditions and a red flag warnings in effect, don’t be the knucklehead who lets a careless act turn a spark into unnecessary and costly tragedy.
We’ve already seen it happen this fire season. Fire investigators suspect a discarded cigarette ignited a five-acre blaze in the vicinity of 28 Road and C-3/4 Road earlier this month that demolished four structures and threatened nearby subdivisions.