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Wildfire takes toll on Utahn with lung disease

In wildfire season, medical bills soar for Utahn who says politicians are ignoring “common good” by not taking on target shooters and fireworks.



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"Others had it worse than me," she said. "A good friend of mine ended up with bronchial pneumonia. She had to be on heavy meds and not leave her house for a couple of weeks. Another neighbor ended up completely housebound and on oxygen."

No politician wants to be the party pooper who throws water on fiery patriotic celebrations. But "laser light shows are absolutely marvelous," said Bradford, who also favors stricter limits on gun use to curb those blazes lit by poorly-timed target practice.

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"Our elected leaders aren’t paying attention to the common good," she said. "They have too many powerful interests to answer to."

kstewart@sltrib.com

Twitter: @kirstendstewart




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