Greek Wildfire Engulfs the Euro in Flames, buoys Gold
by Gary Dorsch
May 13, 2010
It takes a lot more time to safely extinguish a fire than it does to start it. There’s an important lesson to be learned from a sad story of a homeowner, who had been burning debris in the backyard of her home, and thought she had put the fire out. She later found out the fire had spread and was burning grass underneath her deck porch, which soon engulfed her two-story brick frame home in flames.
The woman tried to put the fire out and called her 14-year-old son to help. Unable to extinguish the blaze, the woman finally called 911 for help. However, by the time fire officials arrived, the fire had burned most of the backyard and the home was fully engulfed in flames. The incident is a reminder of the importance of calling authorities early when fires occur, instead of trying to put them out your-self.
“If we had gotten there early on, we could have gotten the fire taken care of. You can’t dilly-dally. It was an unfortunate situation,” the Fire Department explained. Similarly, a brushfire fire that starts in a dry area can quickly turn into a wildfire, spreading out from its original source at rapid speed, and bring about devastating conflagrations, if not contained early, and extinguished. While some fires are caused by natural factors, the biggest causes are man-made.