Discarded Cigarettes Could Spell Disaster

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Editor:

Is it possible someone would smoke a cigarette on top of Rumsey Park hill in these dry conditions?

Is it possible that person would flip the lighted cigarette into the dry vegetation along the trail?

Sadly, yes, it happened. Examination showed the cigarette smoldered all the way to the filter tip before it burned itself out.

It is very fortunate none of the leaves or twigs flared into the fire.

So it's time for all residents to be vigilant and patrol the forest areas around their homes.

Martin Tellez, Payson

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