Is A $736 Fine Suitable Punishment For The Destruction Of 70 Homes?

April 25, 2009 at 2:13 am Leave a comment

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The cause of the forest fire, that has spread over 31 square miles of South Carolina and destroyed over 70 homes, has been discovered. Yard debris.

Some not-so-smart individual was apparently burning yard debris next to a wooded area and then failed to report any spreading of the flame. With 70 destroyed homes, over 100 effected homes, and an early damage estimate of $8.3 million, I would think that the individual responsible for the yard debris should be held accountable. He could have at least called someone!

But instead? That particular South Carolina resident (no reports have included a name) who has negatively effected the entire South Carolina economy will receive two citations, CITATIONS, for a total of $736. And the fines are expected to be paid.

Are you serious? Is this even possible? This moron goes next to a woodland and decides to burn some sticks and leaves. He then lights some stuff in the woods on fire and he doesn’t find it necessary to call anyone or let anyone know?!? Can someone really be that stupid?

The poor families that have had their lives turned upside down and the number of businesses that feel the crunch even more in these harsh economic times, probably won’t even be able to sue this individual. Judging by his actions, I would assume he isn’t too smart. And if he isn’t that smart, I would assume he doesn’t have a whole lot to settle for in the case of someone suing him.

WTF?

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