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Who is to blame on Marigold fire?

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From page A8 | September 08, 2013 |

Well now, it seems there is some confusion as to who is responsible for that freeway fire that destroyed five houses and caused some damage to many more. Of course the homes were covered by fire insurance, but that’s not the real issue. Who was at fault? The city will try to “snake” its way out of it because that’s their job.

It’s sad that most of the homeowners will have to pay a $1,000 deductible out of their own pocket and see their rates go up. It would be nice to see the city meet the homeowners halfway without admitting any guilt. Maybe pay their deductibles to show good faith and intentions toward citizens of this town.

What would that cost, $10,000 to $15,000? Think of the positive feedback they would get. Remember the city tax that was voted in this year. That is supposed to generate $10 million to $13 million. So the city can’t cry poor mouth anymore.

I am sure that the City Council/city manager and the Public Works director see it much differently. Please, everyone, follow this story to the end, because next year we can and will vote in a new Fairfield City Council. Their clock is ticking and soon their time will be up. Let’s not forget this mishap on their watch!

Brad Anderson

Fairfield

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  • Mr. PracticalSeptember 08, 2013 - 7:50 am

    Brad, assuming speculation that this was started by a cigarette thrown by an I-80 driver, I would think that person was responsible. And BTW... Most insurance companies don't raise rates for claims that were out of the insured's control.

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  • TylerSeptember 08, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Mr P, have you seen a modern day cigarette? They are now made of special perforated paper and are very difficult for even the smoker to keep lit. How many recent fires have been caused by cigs? They are first to be blamed and then the truth comes out - hunter's campfire, homeless fire, catalytic converters, reflection from soda cans, etc. It's PC to blame cigs but unfortunately, this deflects education about the causes of a LOT of modern day fires.

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  • Mr. PracticalSeptember 08, 2013 - 11:01 am

    Tyler, we know that the fire started between I-80 East and the sound wall. If you Google "fire started by cigarette, the results are contrary to what you're saying. Regardless of how it started, the proximate cause is not with the city as the writer implied.

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  • S KSeptember 08, 2013 - 8:31 am

    Yeah, my thoughts, probably some NITWIT (Will this be censored because of that INNOCUOUS word)>>LOL>>exactly, that it was a cigarette, but that person would be IMPOSSIBLE to find, since the evidence burned up. But whose responsibility about the tall weeds, growth??? The city saying the residence were supposed to keep it clear, between the freeway and the SOUND WALL, YEAH RIGHT, talk about passing the buck. Like anyone is equipped or has easy access to get in between there to do that. Come on Fairfield, STEP UP TO THE BAT, and do your FREAKIN JOBS!!!!!! There are areas like that all around both Fairfield and Suisun, although the code enforcement PPL appear to do a much better job in Suisun. A good example of doing nothing, go look at all the trash that is piled up in the lot on the corner of Travis Blvd and Sunset Ave. now scattering due to winds. Been that way for months and months.

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  • Ms. Common SenseSeptember 08, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Brad, have you taken the time to visit the County Tax Assessor's office and view the parcel maps? If you had you would see that the area behind the homes belongs to the homeowners, not to the city. At least one homeowner on that stretch of houses was aware of that fact, as he took the chain link fence down and extended his landscaping to the wall. The land may have been owned by a government agency at one time, but has belonged to the homeowners for perhaps 20 years. Removing the chain link fence would be the responsibility of the homeowner. If the city or state had removed it when the land was deeded over it would have left the back of the parcels unfenced.

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  • JuliaSeptember 08, 2013 - 9:13 am

    ....and you don't even need to leave your house to view the parcel maps. They're online, and clearly show the yards backing directly to the freeway (with homeowners taxed by the county as such). Here's the Assessor's website. Use the dropdown box and go to Book 0162, Map 4: http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/ar/viewparcelmaps.asp No reason the rest of the city needs to pay for the negligence of others.

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  • PornacSeptember 08, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Hire more city staff to clean ditches.

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  • rlw895September 08, 2013 - 10:31 pm

    What a novel concept!

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  • Fire Marshal BillSeptember 09, 2013 - 5:53 am

    To replace the ones that Council eliminated to keep PD's fat paychecks intact?

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  • rlw895September 09, 2013 - 8:32 am

    Yes, Public Works provides public safety too!

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