Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's raining ash again

Another fire about 20 miles south of us, in the middle of a city park.  Houston Fire Dept, The Community Volunteer FD, West I-10 VFD and Cy-Fair  VFD are on the scene.  I hope they get the fire out in short order and stay safe.

Smokers in drought areas, please don't throw your butts out the window.  I know that's a hard habit to break and they no longer make ash trays in many cars but I have a feeling that many of the wildfires could very well be caused by lit cigs being tossed out the window.

I've started keeping a bottle with a bit of water in it to throw my butts in while in the car.  Honestly, it's the right thing to do whether its a drought season or not....   as I think ASM826 said, "the world is not your/our ashtray".


  1. One year here it was so dry that a chain dragging from a trailer sparked down the road and started a pretty big forest fire. There's a reason people make campfires with dry grass as tinder...

  2. Folks can go to the dollar store and pick up an item called the "Big butt can". You just drop the butt into the top and it traps the smoke. I have not noticed an odor coming from it.My wife uses the water bottle, but seriously, use something!


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