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NuclearDruid

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Brothers' backfire saves family compound in Big Sur

Note that these outlaws have a "compound". :rolleyes:

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As flames swirled toward their family homestead, the Curtis brothers figured they'd get no help and had no choice: The only way to hold on to their 55-acre compound would be to fight fire with fire.

In the end, the controlled burn they set helped save the homes on their beloved Apple Pie Ridge -- but not without major consequences.

Outraged authorities arrested Ross Curtis, 48, on Friday on suspicion of illegally setting a backfire after disobeying official orders to stop.

His older brother, Micah, remains in Big Sur but is acting like a wanted man, dodging sheriff's deputies when he descends from the homestead to Highway 1.

"I understand what's going on. They don't want a bunch of idiots setting off fires that could do more harm than good," Micah Curtis, a 57-year-old artist, said as he walked the scene of the crime Saturday. "But we saved our homes. I'm not asking them to condone it, but they've got to understand it."

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As for the backfires, he said, "I was the one who OKd the idea. So the buck stops with me."

His younger brother, however, took the fall.

They were at work on the backfires when fire officials spied them from the other side of the Big Sur River gorge, Micah Curtis said. When officers arrived on the scene, Ross Curtis turned himself in as the culprit so the others could keep working.

Another fine example of hillbilly clanishness spitting on the "authorites".

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Re: Man arrested for successfully saving home from Big Sur fires
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 02:48:30 pm »

Typicalreaction to being shown as the incompetent boobs they are.
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Re: Man arrested for successfully saving home from Big Sur fires
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 04:12:25 pm »

Seeing as it is their property I would say they have a right toburn what they damned well please.
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Re: Man arrested for successfully saving home from Big Sur fires
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 04:21:25 pm »



Better arrested then burned out of house and homestead!

A clear case of the Law of Self Preservation trumping the Statutory Laws.
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