Neighbor burning leaves and grass

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,113
Northern Maine
My old Chief and his then Lt. son were pyromaniacs. They love to burn.

One afternoon we were at a brush fire that went into the night. As the fire was getting knocked down it obviously was getting darker and darker. We had hundreds of feet of hose laid that needed to be picked up and we were pretty far from the engine. All of a sudden there is this huge glow of light and it's our Lt. building a bonfire at the manifold so we could see. It was the last thing we put out. LOL.
 

woodnomore

Member
Oct 3, 2019
182
Central MN
I had a hand crew out in Custer SD, we got stuck on night detail. I was pissed, the overhead team at briefing says they are all about life safety yet they ask me to work in timber that has been smoldering for a week in the dark. We would hike in off the drop zone find the most open spot in the woods and drag all the smoldering wood we could into a big pile and then hunker down till sunrise.
 

Sodbuster

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2012
1,333
Michigan
Busybodies with too much time on their hands.