The first snow storm of the season.
4 plus inches of snow overnight.
Due to improved weather conditions, rain,less wind and cooler temps the fire restriction is lifted.
Approved pits only, water and shovels are readily available, fires must always be attended, fires to be dead out when you go in for the evening and when you leave.
Please use common sence if the wind picks up above 10 MPH.
No campfires until further notice.
The extreme fire danger has prompted Manorlands to ban all outdoor fires until conditions improve.
Uintalands and Pine Plateau have also posted no fire restrictions.
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The fire truck training held on Saturday, August 6 was well attended.
Thank you to approximately 35 individuals who took time to learn about each of our 4 trucks.
Jim did an excellent job of demonstrating how to start each truck, start the pumps, use the hoses and nozzles and refill the tanks.
We are in the process of producing written step by step instructions to be kept in the trucks.
Currently there are 3 fires in the general area, none are posing a threat to Manor Lands at this time.
We have not received any rain and have a Red Flag Warning from Summit Co. that is in effect until tomorrow.
Manor Lands is still a ABSOLUTLY NO FIRES UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Over the last few weeks we have had 4 different fires in Manor Lands. This should make everyone that has property in Manor Lands very conscientious about fire. We have also experienced one of them with our caretaker being out. This has brought attention to the board of directors that not very many people, if anyone, besides Jim Crow (our caretaker) knows how to run our fire trucks. Each one of them (4 fire trucks) have their own little quirk either to start, keep running or even as simple as how to fill them.
We will be holding a training session on August 6, 2016 at 10 o’clock a.m. for EVERYONE who would like to attend. I would encourage “ALL” to attend this training session as we could never have too many people to fight a fire and that starts with knowing how to run the equipment.
Thank you all in advance and hope to see you all there.
Board Member over Facilities
On 19 July 16, we had a brush fire just off of Forest Drive in Manor Lands. It covered an area about 50 x 80 feet with about 2 foot flames, burning some downed logs, with much smaller flames burning the vegetation around the edges. Luckily, we had some members find it early and several folks jumped in to put it out and stopped it from spreading. We are very lucky this didn’t turn into a major forest fire with disastrous results for MLPOA. It appears, this fire was caused by members dumping charcoal briquettes in in the woods. It is believed the charcoal was not properly put out or soaked with water and it smoldered before the wind picked up and ignited an old log it was dumped next to.
This summer has been very dry and we ask everyone to be very careful, and only have fires in approved fire pits. The approved fire pit instructions are posted on the website. Additionally, please keep a watchful eye out for smoke or the smell of fire. Due to the high fire hazard this year we will be taking a look to make sure burning fires are in approved pits and following Regulation E, the Fire Regulation.
We will be posting a firetruck training day also for those members who wish to understand how our firetrucks work.
Thanks MLPOA Board
Picture of burned area:
Summit County has announced another no burn/ red flag warning. This is an ever changing situation depending on weather conditions, wind, humidity etc. Please keep an eye on areas near the gates and if you see a red flag or a no fires sign we ask that you refrain from having fires until the flag and signs are taken down.
This means no campfires and no open fires in Manor Lands even in approved firepits until further notice.