Brush fire warning |

Brush fire warning

We are being constantly reminded that this time of year brings an unusually high risk of fire and demands a heightened awareness of the need for extreme caution and observance of some very basic precautions to protect our infrastructure.

To this end, we have alerted the city and county governance of a potentially very dangerous situation that could be the starting point of a disastrous brush fire. The area in question is at the junction of Martin Street and Railroad Avenue, which is overgrown with an impassable stand of dead blackberry bushes. All this would take would be a carelessly discarded cigarette, or something of that nature, and the resulting blaze could destroy several acres of brush, trees and three or four homes before firefighting equipment could be deployed (that is to say if it could be).

The aforementioned notice was sent out on June 29, but as of today it has generated no action. Is this our “tax dollar at work”?

Brian Pearson and Don Scoble

Nevada City

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