We've actually heard people say they didn't realize that fireworks were illegal in Douglas County.
Set aside the fact that during an average summer, something as innocuous as a sparkler can set the mountain on fire.
Or, that those harmless little black snakes can start a gargantuan black snake that sends smoke into the stratosphere.
This dry winter and spring after a wet winter and summer has converted the wildlands around Carson Valley into a tinderbox.
We've already had a couple of big fires, only one of which were caused by human action.
Mother Nature sets fires too, but she …