In­ac­tion on fire haz­ard wor­ri­some

The Prince George Citizen - - Opinion -

With all the talk about fire mit­i­ga­tion, it seems the city is un­will­ing to fol­low the plan.

I live in South Fort Ge­orge and have for 29 years.

There has been a va­cant lot across the road from my house, for at least that long. The un­der­brush has be­come very thick and ripe for a fire.

When I phone the city, they say they have no au­thor­ity over prop­erty owned by the Crown and to phone the prov­ince and leave a mes­sage. We all know how that works.

I then phone the fire depart­ment and ask if they can do any­thing about clear­ing the un­der­brush and again hear that they have no abil­ity to clean this mess up. Over the years, there has been a few small fires put out by the fire depart­ment.

I was told the prov­ince has been asked to clean it up, but alas, as usual, noth­ing.

The city states on pri­vate prop­erty they can or­der a clean up and bill the owner but are re­miss to do so to the prov­ince. So it ap­pears there is no rem­edy for me.

So I say to my­self as a 74-yearold pen­sioner that I must just live with the fear, es­pe­cially in this day and age, where there is so much talk about fire haz­ards and con­di­tions, that noth­ing will be done.

I wish to thank the city for their in­ac­tion, I wish to thank the prov­ince for their in­ac­tion, and can only hope that my big­gest in­vest­ment, at my age, does not burn to the ground one day be­cause of the in­ac­tion by all the peo­ple that should be re­spon­si­ble.

Folks, this hap­pens to be my tax dol­lars and yours, pay­ing for in­ac­tion.

By the way, I do have some knowl­edge of fire ac­tiv­ity, as I was con­tracted as a fire cause in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the prov­ince.

Bill Man­ders, Prince Ge­orge

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