Flag-burning can spark strong emotions — and apparently it can spark wildfires, too.
A man trying to burn an American flag blanket started a 5-acre wildfire Sunday, Grant County Fire District 13 officials said.
Ephrata firefighters responded around 6 p.m. to the fire near Ephrata Airport and, with the assistance of four units from Grant County Fire, were able to contain the fire, the News Tribune reported.
“No matter your political views, we think it’s safe to say we can all agree starting a wildfire is no good,” Grant County Fire District 13 posted on Facebook.
Police have identified a suspect, but he has not been booked, according to Captain Erik Koch of the Ephrata Police Department.
The suspect will likely face charges of second-degree reckless burning, Koch said.
“I don’t think he was trying to make a statement,” Koch said, though he said he can’t know exactly what the suspect was thinking. “It may be happenstance that it was a blanket with an American flag printed on it.”
Fire officials said they were lucky conditions Sunday prevented the wildfire from spreading too far.
“Any sort of wind and that would’ve been a totally different story,” Isaac Merkl of Fire District 13 told NBC.
Sadly, this is just another example of the mental illness that plagues America’s leftists. One study has shown that those who believe in the climate change/global warming hoax are almost certain to suffer from mental illness.
Even the United Nations has chimed in, claiming that those who play too many video games suffer from mental illness.
On a closing note about mentally ill Democrats, a pair have filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin, demanding free sex-change operations.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 30th, 2018