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Old 08-09-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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We had a pyro running around setting grass fires yesterday afternoon. This A-Whole started off setting 5 bales of old hay in an pasture on fire. Then while we were working that one he set an old abandoned house on fire which caught the pasture next to it ablaze. Then he set more hay bales on fire which caused another pasture to go up. All of these were set within 1 hour within a 6 mile radius!!! With the assistance of the County Precinct and 4 other fire departments we were able to contain all 3 fires and had a tap on them within about 4 hours. After all of that we were back out at midnight when he decided to relight the old house!!! Bastage!!!!

We were able to identify the A-Whole and hopefully the County Fire Marshall was able to catch him this morning. It's tooooo hot out there to be playing games!! We were out from 5pm till about 830 then another 45 minutes or so getting everything filled and cleaned back up. Not including the 1.5 hours working the 2nd structure fire.

It was a long day!!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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Sounds like someone needs a good a** beating!
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hope everyone stayed hydrated. Noting worse than fighting fires when its about 100 degrees!
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:34 AM   #4
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Sounds exciting. But not the kind of thing you really need to be dealing with. Hope they catch the idjit.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:34 AM   #5
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Heck, send him up to my department. It's been a while since we've had a day like that.

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Old 08-09-2016, 11:38 AM   #6
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Ha ha.. hopefully it wasn't another fire fighter. I remember when that happened in Cuero a number of years ago...

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Heck, send him up to my department. It's been a while since we've had a day like that.

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Old 08-09-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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Heck, send him up to my department. It's been a while since we've had a day like that.

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Careful what you wish for.... We have our County Commissioners meeting at 2 today. Burn Ban is coming. It has been nuts around southern Ellis and northern Navarro counties these past few weeks. Signs of 2011!!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:32 PM   #8
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So does this mean you got to keep your job?
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:37 PM   #9
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Man that bites it!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:02 PM   #10
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I'm a volunteer. I've been without a job since June 20th. Logging plenty of hours at the VFD and part time EMS job.
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:23 PM   #11
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Oh ok, I was thinking you lost the job at the fd
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:02 PM   #12
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Hope he gets what he has coming to him.
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:06 PM   #13
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Strap him to one side of the hay bale and light the other side and wait for his hair to get a little burned and then turn the water on full force and put it out. That might teach him a lesson.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:36 PM   #14
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Let us know what his sentence is. I've known people who lost their homes to a fire started by some idiot. They lost EVERYTHING. Family pictures, clothes, important papers, heirlooms, everything. It's not a small matter. Hope the guy gets 50 years.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:40 PM   #15
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We had one a few years ago. Lit 37 fires in 30 days. Finally was confronted by the Chief and confessed. DA at the time refused to prosecute because he was "only a kid" at 17 years old.

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:45 PM   #16
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We had one a few years ago. Lit 37 fires in 30 days. Finally was confronted by the Chief and confessed. DA at the time refused to prosecute because he was "only a kid" at 17 years old.

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When I lived in Texarkana 20 years ago arson wasn't a crime. DA wouldn't touch it.


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Old 08-10-2016, 07:24 PM   #17
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I spent half the day repairing damages occoured during our Monday afternoon debacle. Had to run to West to get a new fuel tank for the pump on one brush truck. It developed a leak after the fire. It was a design flaw but still had to be replaced. A simple item like a fuel tank set us back $250 in fuel, parts and fuel to go get the parts. Not bad if you have tax money coming in on a regular basis but for a fundraiser funded department every penny counts.
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