Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I don't understand people sometimes. I don't get what the thrill is to set someone's property on fire. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy burning stuff in campfires but I don't get why people burn other people's stuff.

I was reading an article about how a suspected arsonist has been burning things in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg. The latest item to burn was the water tower for Tim Buzunis' railway in the park. He operates a small steam engine on his property. So far he has lost the tower and a shed, and someone attempted to burn his ticket booth. The rumour is that a teenager or teenager(s) have been setting the fires.

Years ago, I owned a house in Kingsclear just up river from the Mactaquac dam. One night I looked out my front window and the field across the highway from my house was ablaze. I called the fire department and they came and monitored the fire. Fortunately there was no property damage (other than the grass), but if the wind was blowing the other way, my house could have been threatened. The firefighters told me this was a regular spring thing around the area.

What is wrong with people?

1 comment:

Adam p. said...

I would have to agree with you. I too enjoy burning things but never would damage anyone's property. Arson is a frequent occurence here at home in Yarmouth, especially in the spring. It seems like every patch of grass gets burned sooner or later and sometimes causes alot of damage. I guess people get a thrill out of it or just plain old have no respect for the property of others.