Lee Statement on Wild Fires in Utah

June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee released the following statement regarding the wild fires that continue to destroy property across thousands of acres in Utah:

“Our thoughts are with those Utahns who have experienced the devastating destruction and loss caused by the wild fires across the State.  I am thankful for the leadership of Governor Herbert and local area officials, along with the courageous firefighters, and many others who are assisting the effort to contain and put out the fires.  I am following their progress with great interest and hope for swift success.  I have instructed my office to coordinate any assistance we may offer.  The massive damage, and loss of life, is a sober reminder to us all as we go into the July 4th and 24th holidays of how important it is to be wise and careful with our campfires, fireworks, and firearms that could quickly become the cause another catastrophe.”