Fire on Skinner Butte 1

Jul 4th Fire on Skinner Butte

9:35PM Friday. As specators were leaving the Freedon Festival fireworks display at Alton Baker Park, a fire broke out at the top of Skinner Butte. These pictures were taken from the south end of the DeFazio Bike Bridge, about half a mile away, before fire crews arrived and quickly extinguished the fire.

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Robin Hood says ... on Thursday, Jul 31 at 2:26 PM

My father dug the hole for the cross that was placed on the butte in 1963 for a memorial for the vets, later the cross was removed due to a controversy over the cross burnings that were held upon the butte years earlier. Major secrets to be told!!

ryan says ... on Tuesday, Jul 8 at 1:43 PM

Yes, absolutely. Some half-wit was launching bottle rockets on my street--I found two in the front yard and one way in the back. Sending fiery missiles into your neighbor's yard is no way to celebrate.

Brittany says ... on Sunday, Jul 6 at 2:35 PM

People need to take illegal fireworks a little more seriously. My friend and I were sitting on the grass hillside when the one that caused this fire landed about 15ft in front of us. The person responsible is lucky nobody was hurt.

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