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Old 12-27-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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Wildfires are in full flame

People, PLEASE, stop burning your trash and stop throwing cigarettes out when there is a burn ban. I smoke too,but, you will NEVER see me throw out a cigarette.
People are losing their houses today. The news is showing this none stop. The videos are just sad!!

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Old 12-27-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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I know it is sssaaaddd!

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Old 12-27-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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The one thing that causes road rage in ME is seeing the person in the car in front of me throw a lit cig out the car window. It makes me so angry!
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:43 PM   #4
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I saw that on the news tonight. Hope conditions are much better shortly and the fires are out very soon. I agree with you about careless tossing of cigarettes, etc. It's dirty and absolutely dangerous, not to mention being stupid in the process.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:02 PM   #5
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A cigarette tossed out a window is what caused a 2,500 acre fire last summer near where I live. It is so frustrating that people are so careless. The only thing that makes me just as mad is people that litter.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:13 PM   #6
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I must admit, I did it when I was younger but never when it was hot and dry.
But I stopped that a few years ago...
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TG, I've been reading updates on the 'net about the wind-driven fires in Texas (and parts of Oklahoma, too). Whether they can be attributed to human carelessness, natural causes, or both, people ought to be more careful. Period.

FWIW, I wouldn't flick a cigarette (lit or otherwise) out of my car. Aside from the obvious fire hazard, I consider it littering. I am, however, guilty of dumping day-old coffee (or Pepsi, etc) along the road way...just the liquid, not the container!

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:06 AM   #8
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We watched that on Tuesday on the news.
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