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(KPHO Phoenix)   We didn't start the fire. Flagstaff girls burning ants started it   (kpho.com) divider line 17
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2013-06-14 03:00:36 PM  
4 votes:
So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.
2013-06-14 03:03:19 PM  
3 votes:
We did that when we were kids, too, but we didn't live in an environment made of explodium.
2013-06-14 03:54:29 PM  
2 votes:
I'm calling bullshiat. Teenage girls burning ants? C'mon. They were smoking, accidently started the fire and made up a terrible lie to cover up what they thought was the real crime, smoking.
2013-06-14 03:02:35 PM  
2 votes:
The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.
2013-06-14 05:52:21 PM  
1 votes:

puddleonfire: [vampyrefangs.files.wordpress.com image 500x374]

(How soon you people forget....)


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2013-06-14 05:44:28 PM  
1 votes:

p0nk: StopLurkListen: We did that when we were kids, too, but we didn't live in an environment made of explodium.

i was about to commend today's youth for having the persistence to actually start a fire with a magnifying glass until i considered that this took place in AZ.


Flagstaff isn't Phoenix, it's 7000 feet on elevation, much cooler, and gets snow all winter, so the ants didn't exactly spontaneously combust...

Down in Phoenix, though? The magnifying glass might actually slow things down. ;-)
2013-06-14 05:41:59 PM  
1 votes:

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


While I agree that it seems a bit excessive, keep in mind that Flag is surrounded by thousands of acres of noting more than fuel for a fire, and the grasses are drying up this time of year. Wildfires aren't something to take lightly up there. Mt Elden is a huge mountain that is still barren from a fire from 1977,and that's right in town.

The wrong conditions one day, and Flag would be but a memory. Nit only is it surrounded by tinder as I mentioned, traffic in town is a nightmare, and you have 2 interstates and a US highway as the only way out of town. I can guarantee you that a Colorado Springs situation would end up with more than just 2 dead.
2013-06-14 04:27:01 PM  
1 votes:

Inflatable Rhetoric: Ow! That was my feelings!: Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.

yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
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I didn't see that mentioned in the article.


No, but it's Flagstaff AZ, I'm guessing you don't know the area. They have forests there. That burn. It's a bit different than starting a fire in Houston. I'm not saying throw the book at them, but putting them before a judge might be a good deterrent.
2013-06-14 04:18:06 PM  
1 votes:

Inflatable Rhetoric: Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.

I agree.  They're kids, get over it.


yeah, who cares? What's the worst that could happen?
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2013-06-14 03:47:43 PM  
1 votes:
what they'll be in 3 years or so...

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2013-06-14 03:43:08 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: The two girls tried to stomp out the fire while the boy ran away when the fire started Wednesday.

Classy.


That's the takeaway lesson here. When the going gets tough, run like hell!
2013-06-14 03:26:54 PM  
1 votes:

Frankentots: So the takeaway lesson here kids:  If you start the fire, staying behind to put it out will land you in court.


When I was about 12, my little sister and her friend burned down my tree-house and about an acre of hillside brush while experimenting with smoking cigarettes. Then they lied and blamed it on the neighborhood bad-boy (not me, I was just an admirer of his audacity). No one would believe me (or him) that two beautiful young girls could be guilty of such a heinous crime, so the local scourge took the rap and ended in juvie for it. Life's unfair sometimes.
2013-06-14 03:20:17 PM  
1 votes:
Juvenile Court?  A lot of people I know, mostly guys, went through a pyro phase when they were young.  Myself included.  They are probably scared straight now without any further consequences, especially, as pointed out already, they tried to put it out.  Don't put it on their permanent record, for christsakes.
2013-06-14 03:13:04 PM  
1 votes:
They are 13 and 14? Am I off base here thinking that is very old to be doing that kinda thing? Are they future hipsters doing it ironically?
2013-06-14 03:10:51 PM  
1 votes:
the boy ran away?  pussy
2013-06-14 03:10:14 PM  
1 votes:

Atomic Spunk: The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.

This seems like an overreaction to a fire that didn't cause any significant property damage (or at least the article made it sound that way), and wasn't intentionally set. I'm guessing it wasn't intentional because the girls tried to stomp it out after it started.

I'd like to think that our court system has bigger criminals to go after, but maybe not.


Won't SOMEBODY think of the CPS staffers that will now be all up on the parents shiznit?
2013-06-14 03:00:53 PM  
1 votes:
Nah. It was always burning since the world's been turning.
 
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