Lincoln teens may be enjoying their freedom of youth with a little too much partying; this is a worry that has some locals fearing for the state of their forests and homes. A leading concern among citizens in this dry weather is the potential for bonfire parties to cause huge forest fires, which can eventually lead to criminal defense being necessary because of excessive damage.
Police are cracking down on underage drinking all across the country, but is it doing more harm than good? Teens that are unable to drink indoors for fear of house arrests being made have started to take their parties outside. While this is not a new practice, it is one that could cause unprecedented damage with the combination of open flames, poor campfire care and the dry weather the state is currently suffering from.