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Fire destroys Uintah home

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  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    June 1, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    We saw the large smoke as we drove into Ogden, and two hours later after having dinner, we saw it still smoking.

    We wondered, and now we know, why it wasn't fought harder. 30 cases of ammo inside?
    Really?

    I guess the apocalypse did come for these folks. There are storage buildings and an old fridge outside that home; it could have been stored in there. ANYWHERE but in your home, preventing firefighters from saving your belongings.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 1, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    The hazards of small arm ammunition, even 30 cases worth (whatever size case they happened to be) are grossly exaggerated by the media, and even among some firefighters. Bullets do not zip around at high velocity and the powder does not "explode". Normal firefighter turnout gear provides good protection.

    Tests have repeatedly shown that small arms ammunition poses almost no threat, and does almost nothing to spread or enhance a fire. Look up "Sporting Ammunition and the fire fighter" to get the facts in a very good video.

    More hazardous are common household items like propane cylinders, cans of gas or gas tanks in lawn mower or snow blowers, or aerosol cans or cans of paint.

    Regardless, any house fire is a tragedy for the owners, and it is good that everyone is safe.

  • Y's Guy Salt Lake City, UT
    June 1, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    "We wondered, and now we know, why it wasn't fought harder. 30 cases of ammo inside?
    Really? "

    Really, what? What point are you trying to make?