Fire Hazard

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Troy is a fire hazard just walking around. He always is in survival paranoid mode so he always has multiple ways to put every living creature in danger.

Fire On The Mountain

New York: Sam’s Point Preserve Fire - April 23, 2016

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New York: Sam's Point Preserve Fire - April 25, 2016

UPDATE 5-20-16 The Sam’s Point Fire was determined to have started near a hiking Trail. Link to discussion

Governor of NY sends more Emergency Personnel to fight the fire

On April 26th Troy posted the video Melanie and I on a survival training mission This video was suposedly over night the 23rd to 24th weekend.

Camping Timeline

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Melanie and Troy and an annoymous friend supposedly left in the afternoon of the 23rd.

  • Melanie is in the same clothing that she was in a video posted on Friday April 22nd. If this getting ready to go hiking was filmed on friday afternoon then they camped on Friday to Saturday

Fire Started around 2:30 pm on April 23rd

  • If they were camping over friday to saturday they would be leaving around 2 to 3 pm that afternoon. This makes sense due to Troy not ever missing a Sunday at church.

Part one of the Melanie and I on survival training

    * @ 1:26 to 1:41 “We are in a NY state legal rustic camping area where you are allowed to go off the trail and backpack” (This describes the bluestone wild area Troy says he was in.)  However, the other trail also allows for backpacking.  Neither place states it allows camping. 

Part two of the hike/camp video

    * @ 2:32 Troy shows melanie all decked out with her backpack.  This is suppose to be the following morning however she is wearing a hat that does not pack well and did not appear in the first part video.  This looks like it was filmed at the beginning of the trip.

Points of Suspicion

  • Troy does NOT offer his location of camping until Thursday April 28th in the comments to Doc. The area Troy claimed they were is Bluestone Wild which is not gated and volunteer registration for hiking. Comment from Troy finally admitting where he was
  • Why no conversation about the park they were camping in? Missed opportunity to show some beautiful areas for people to come to. Big viewer draw for hiking places.
  • He only mentions as a media plug on the video description of the above video about the fire and how they could have to ‘bug out’
  • Missed opportunity to showcase the beautiful mountains around his house.
  • Missed opportunity to show his concern and sympathy attention of the fire for all the fire fighters.
  • The hiking trip was really not documented. Most people will film the arrival, where they are at and how they were hiking in and out. This is filmed by someone who does not want his location known at any time.

13.8 miles driving roads from Troy’s Tiny House
40 miles from Troy’s Tiny House

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Fire Ban

Quote from NY State website:

"Since 2009, New York State has enforced a residential brush-burning ban for towns with fewer than 20,000 residents from March 16 through May 14, the period when most wildfires occur. Some towns, primarily in and around the Adirondack Park and Catskill Park, are designated “fire towns,” and open burning is prohibited year-round in these municipalities unless an individual or group has a written permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Violators of the open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. In the six-year period since the ban was enacted, spring fires per year decreased by 33.4 percent, from 3,297 in 2009 to 1,649 in 2015.

Burning Regulations for the state of NY

There is restrictions on the type of wood that can be burned in the state of NY. Only clean wood, untreated natural wood can be burned even in a fireplace.

From video comments “Super Chicken Tractor” May 20,2016

Troy says in this comment that all these piles of wood are for burning in the Tiny House. Of which he is not suppose to be living in. This wood from pallets are treated wood as well as the barn wood has unknown chemicals including the possibility for lead and asbestos. Burning that would cause asbestos to be in the air and breathable my all living creatures.

According to the DEC of NY residents cannot burn anything other than clean wood.

Here is their website:

All open burning is prohibited in New York with several exceptions including the following:

  • Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
  • Small cooking fires are allowed.
  • Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
  • Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
  • Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed

Burning leaves is banned in New York State. We encourage you to compost leaves

The Sugar Shack

Back in February 2016 Troy Reid decided to build himself a sugar shack in order to process his few gallons of maple sap. He built it out of pallet wood and installed a wood stove he cutup with a reciprocating saw. Unfortunately he found out by cutting it apart he seriously compromised it's structure. Photo evidence shows him operating this dangerous contraption with absolutely no fire suppression equipment. It was also established, using his words, that he was leaving this structure unattended for periods of time.

The Sugar Shack

The Unattended Wood Stove

Outdoor Propane Camping Water Heater

This is installed improperly by manufacturers instructions. It is also installed in a room and does not have proper ventilation. eccotemp l5 portable tankless water heater

Multiple reasons why the Tiny House that he built is not safe

  • The dried pallet wood wall covering
  • The mineral oil that he rubbed it down with
  • The canvas drapping from the ceiling that is untreated cotton
  • No Egress upstairs
  • propane stove on wall in stairwell
  • The inproperly installed propane hot water heater.
  • Large battery bank under a propane hotwater tank as well as by open waste water drain