Inaction on fire hazard worrisome
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