Letter (Aug. 19): Cigar tosser could’ve started a fire | AspenTimes.com

Letter (Aug. 19): Cigar tosser could’ve started a fire



Dear Editor:

To the person who threw the putrid, smoldering stogie onto McLain Flats Road at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15: You probably didn't realize that throwing your burning cigar out of your vehicle is a Class 2 misdemeanor (C.R.S. 42-4-1406) with a potential penalty of jail time. And I'm guessing that you didn't remember until you were miles up the road that we're in a low-moisture, fire-prone area. Don't worry, though. I turned around, stomped on the burning cigar and poured water on it until I was sure it was no longer burning. I do regret not removing it from the road, but I just couldn't bring myself to put your used stogie into the pocket of my cycling jersey.

I just wanted to let you know that the situation is resolved so that you can stop losing sleep over it.

Kelly Murphy

Carbondale

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