Roger Schutt: Something to consider |

Roger Schutt: Something to consider

Per, the “Dorsey Fire” consumed 38 acres recently. While it was happening (with all those crazy winds swirling) that fire was downright frightening in its “potential!”

Just after the fire was extinguished, I was informed by a local gentleman that a professional “tree and brush clearing company” had eradicated much of the debris and vegetation on or near that property only weeks prior. It was not clear to me exactly where that advance clearing took place, but consider this …

Had acreage not been cleared prior, what were the chances of that fire escalating into the Whispering Pines area, etc.?

Or … what if a similar event takes place in an area of taller trees, thicker brush, etc.? Folks, we could have experienced a local wildfire we don’t even wish to imagine.

Roger Schutt

Grass Valley

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Geraldine Kothe: Thank you, first responders


From all the residents of Grass Valley Senior Apartments, thank you to the firefighters, police department air support and everyone who responded to the Bennett Fire. God bless you all. You are all heroes.

See more