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On Saturday June 18, 2011 the residents of Jasper Texas got the dreaded news, a wildfire has broken out in the Northern part of the county. Over the past couple of months Jasper county has been under a burn ban. But for some reason, people still continue to burn outdoors.

A few weeks ago a fire broke out close to Sand creek park on the south side of Dam B. After a couple of days the fire was contained. But this new fire was different, it was in a part of the county that was difficult to access.



It seems that this new fire was started when someone was shooting propane tanks. The size of the propane tanks is unknown at the time. But the fire must have happened pretty fast, because the people (or person) left their ice chest full of beer at the scene of where the fire started. Police have taken the ice chest and the contents as evidence.

As of Sunday around 5pm, highway 255 remained open. Sometime around 8:00pm central time, highway 255 and part of 1007 was closed to through traffic.

As of Saturday night, somewhere around 1,500 – 2,000 acres have been burned.

A camper trailer and a canvas tent in a deer camp in the path of the fire were consumed by the inferno.

This wildfire brings up several questions:

1 – The intelligence of some people. Jasper county has been under a burn ban for several months. Who in their right mind goes out to the middle of the woods and starts shooting propane tanks? What does that say about people? The person clearly did not understand the widespread disaster their reckless action would cause.

2 – Your remote camp / bug out location is not as safe as you think. The reckless actions of someone miles away could destroy everything that you and your family have worked for. This is where your going to need some kind of home owners insurance to help rebuild.

Good thing this wildfire did not happen during some kind of long term SHTF survival situation.
 

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I have alot of relatives in that part of Texas. I know some are worried.

They shut down part of I45 today between Huntsville and Madisonville due to another wildfire.

Man, we need rain.
 

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Doggone it! How dumb/irresponsible can people be!!
I hope they can be identified. They owe Texas residents plenty.
 

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I don’t think it’s just a question about stupidity. Many cases of Wildfires are not accidents but arson. In Sweden statistic indicates that 19-27% of fires can be related to arson.
 

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I pray for your safety and that of your family, Kev.

Yeah, a lot of fires get started by idiotic morons. The natural government reaction though wouldn't be to find and punish the idiots who started the fire, no, they'd want to ban the propane tank, the firearm, and for that matter, Zippo lighters for good measure.

Fact of the matter is you can't ban people into behaving responsible behavior, no matter what. Only disincentivizing it by making it's consequences painful will do so.
 

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On Saturday June 18, 2011 the residents of Jasper Texas got the dreaded news, a wildfire has broken out in the Northern part of the county. Over the past couple of months Jasper county has been under a burn ban. But for some reason, people still continue to burn outdoors.

A few weeks ago a fire broke out close to Sand creek park on the south side of Dam B. After a couple of days the fire was contained. But this new fire was different, it was in a part of the county that was difficult to access.



It seems that this new fire was started when someone was shooting propane tanks. The size of the propane tanks is unknown at the time. But the fire must have happened pretty fast, because the people (or person) left their ice chest full of beer at the scene of where the fire started. Police have taken the ice chest and the contents as evidence.

As of Sunday around 5pm, highway 255 remained open. Sometime around 8:00pm central time, highway 255 and part of 1007 was closed to through traffic.

As of Saturday night, somewhere around 1,500 – 2,000 acres have been burned.

A camper trailer and a canvas tent in a deer camp in the path of the fire were consumed by the inferno.

This wildfire brings up several questions:

1 – The intelligence of some people. Jasper county has been under a burn ban for several months. Who in their right mind goes out to the middle of the woods and starts shooting propane tanks? What does that say about people? The person clearly did not understand the widespread disaster their reckless action would cause.

2 – Your remote camp / bug out location is not as safe as you think. The reckless actions of someone miles away could destroy everything that you and your family have worked for. This is where your going to need some kind of home owners insurance to help rebuild.

Good thing this wildfire did not happen during some kind of long term SHTF survival situation.
I live outside a very small town in central Texas. We have had a burn ban for most of this year. It is very dry.

I live about 6 miles from a vol. fire dep. It takes them 10 10 to 15 minutes to respond, and another 5 to get to me.

I have only lived here a year, and am trying to get my few neighbors to become "Fire Wise"
They need to understand that when there is a fire, the job of our fighters is to prevent spreading, then protecting homes and property.

I have horses, two retarded goats and many reptiles. And 15 dogs that i would have to get out and protect. In the past few months I have gotten rid of any dead brush, coated the roof with fire retardant. spent 4 hours in 106 heat to mount soaker hoses to roof and barn.

a few weeks ago one of my neighbors was burning his trash big no no. I talked to him, found out he couldn't afford to get his trash picked up so now he just adda it to mine for pick up.

then I find out on FACEBOOK that a noter neighbor has BONFIRES every weekend… and her husband is a cop..

Ok I was ****ed, they take our lives and property in their hands for being STUPID.

I have no pity for anyone who defies the burn ban. If they get caught they should spend 10 days in jail.:eek:

I love my house and land, and I will not lose it because someone wants to have a bonfire..

Sorry really needed to vent that.

God Bless our firefighters.
 
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