View Full Version : When will people learn?

03-22-2010, 07:09 PM
Last week there was a huge Condominium fire in Calgary causing millions dollars of damage and leaving hundreds of people homeless.
It was just announced that it was caused by a single lit cigarette discarded into a planter.
CTV Calgary- Millrise fire determined accidental - CTV News (http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100322/CGY_millrise_fire_100322/20100322/?hub=CalgaryHome)

Do people not realize that the lit end is actually on fire and can cause everything from major forest and grass fires to house and condo fires?
I mean I don't get it.....why do people think they can haphazzardly discard them in such careless manners by tossing them in planters or throwing them out car windows?:shrug:
I saw a guy today just toss it on the ground before I heard about this...didn't even attempt to extinguish it. :wall-an:
End vent. :thankyou:

03-22-2010, 10:44 PM
It's like following a car and someone flicks one out their window, it's like sending off a flare indicating; "I'm an imbecile and I don't give a **** about anyone but my selfish self."

03-22-2010, 10:53 PM
I think charges should be laid There is no excuse for this behavior.

But that is my opinion.

03-22-2010, 10:58 PM
I've had it happen on my condo balcony...someone on one of the upper floors tossed a lit cigarette off the balcony. The wind blew it onto my deck below. I found it one day next day laying there right where it had smoldered and burned a decent hole right into the outdoor carpeting through to the concrete below the carpeting. :wall-an: :mad:

03-22-2010, 11:23 PM
Smoking is still the most confusing thing to remain legal in modern society