This morning the count from the latest mass burning was 29 deaths. California is a state with a serious problem. And matches are the leading cause of death from wildfires.
It's time we enact sensible controls. Several times a year we hear of a person playing with matches and sometimes its a deliberate and demented person who burns the state for the thrill of it.
School children are being taught to "Say No" to matches and call 911 every time they see matches left out in the open.
California is now embarking on a course to be the first match-free society. A safe society. A child-friendly society.