Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford, on Aug 7, 2007 at 5:23 pm Nora Charles is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
How are the children (teenagers?) responsible being punished? Perhaps they should be given a tour of the destruction in their wake and also read the riot act by firefighters. Will their parents be responsible for some of the cost? I certainly hope so. I see this every day and am sickened by it.
Posted by Get Real, a resident of Stanford, on Aug 24, 2007 at 1:54 pm
true - fires can be good for the environment, BUT surely you must realize that there's a BIG difference between a controlled burn and a wildfire set by juveniles. You did realize that people's homes and lives were in danger due to this fire? One firefighter was treated for exhaustion and smoke inhalation. Going along with your reasoning, perhaps tossing smoldering cigarette butts out of the car window while driving on the 280 should be considering a public service instead of a crime?