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Friday, May 3, 2013

Discarded Cigarette Butt Causes 2 Acre Wildfire In Hebron Township

Cigarette butt shows location of fire's origin

Closeup of butt

Discarded cigarettes were the cause of a woodland fire today in Hebron Twp. Coudersport Vol Fire Dept with 15 personnel in 3 pieces of apparatus were able to contain/extinguish the blaze. There was no damage to the structure and there were no injuries. The fire consumed just a little over two acres.

21 comments :

Firefighter said...



Get the DNA off the cig butt and
when the arsonists does a future
crime requiring a DNA sample a
charge of arson can be added.

Anonymous said...

Lazy ass person causing taxpayers to spend money on fire control, probably the same tax payer money was use to by the smokes. just plane dumb

Anonymous said...

They throw them out like they throw their garbage out, literally they empty their car ash tray along the side of the road! there is never an end to stopping some arrogant ppl!

Anonymous said...

I dont disagree that a cigarette may have caused this fire but I do really doubt that the cigarette in the picture caused it... The fire would have consumed its source.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the cigarette burnt? There is burnt ground under the cigarette so wouldn't that be burnt too. This looks as if it was a cigarette just freshly laid on the ground.

Anonymous said...

At least someone is thinking

Anonymous said...

@9:30, Because the ignition point of the dry ground material is lower than than of the cigarette butt. A cigarette burns slowly whereas the dry grass and vegetation burn quickly. The vegetation will burn and move the fire away from the cigarette butt prior to the paper being able to burn. Once the cigarette has gotten down to the filter it will actually go out as there is nothing left within itself to be able to burn.

Anonymous said...

@7:44 Before you start making unfounded assumptions that the fire was caused by someone on welfare, maybe you should use some of the government funded adult education programs to improve your grammar.

Anonymous said...

What kind of cigarette is it?

Anonymous said...

Ok sherlock, so the vegatation under is burnt why not the butt, i even went out back and tried this a couple time before i commented. Sorry burnt my butt.

Anonymous said...

I have to say this about that cigarette butt itbis one thatvhas been put out not just toss.out look at the end of it it. would have burned to the strips and the end of it looks like someone put it out a cigarette may have caused the fire. but not that cigarette

Anonymous said...

Sorry about my spelling from post 655 hafe awake when posted it but still was not that butt that butt is put on where the fire started after the fire started i see to much with cigarettes cause my mon try to say that if you toss out a cigarette butt it will cause a fire and she was right but when she showed me that we did it in are front yard with dryed grass and dryed leafs but that butt was not what made that fire

Anonymous said...

how dumn do u think some people r why isnt the ciggarett burnt? also it looks fresh and exscuse me but if the fire was that bad the cigg would of burnt also it also looks sguished and what does being on welfare have to do with it im not n welfare but to say that is incredibly mean and dumn it never amazes me some of the things some people say on here and u should look at the economy there are hardly no jobs and just because you have one you should count your blessings not look down your nose and try to be more compassionet wow would jesus of said that and judged???????

Anonymous said...

^ some people aren't very educated, but as long as they "think" they are smart the rest of the world will think so too. (rolling my eyes)

Jimminy said...

This is terrible!! Someone could have been killed! We should have the government push through a ban on cigarettes immediately!!

Anonymous said...

If you don't know proper English, don't comment. You look as foolish as the person that started this fire, if it was started with a carelessly tossed cigarette butt. You're only leaving yourself open to more harassment. The 10:48 comment is a fine example of why not to comment.

Anonymous said...

well 2.59 since you are saying about proper english why i think you should also try it you would say if you do not not if you dont and you would say do not comment not dont comment you are also a fine example of why some people should not comment ! lol

Anonymous said...

i think the goverment should get rid of hibercrits and judgemental people like post2.59 just sayin!

Anonymous said...

I think we need a group hug here...

Anonymous said...

Some of the most educated people I met in my lifetime were actually the most stupid. Just look at our government. Just because someone can't spell or use proper grammar does not make them stupid. So to the "educated moron" making his comments, shush, you sound like a bully. For all you know the poster your belittling may very well be learning disabled.

Anonymous said...

I know right. Gez people. Calm ur hormones.