I like your overall idea, and you get a for that, but it has a couple problems.
It tends to freeze a lot when you pause (An almost sure sign is that the view will lock up and moving the mouse doesn't change the view). And another thing i noticed is that it is missing a lot of peds (Most country people, other people in genral) Other than that, the fire-starting and people-switching works great.
I realize it is only a beta and i totally understand there being some downsides. I like what you have so far, and i encourage you to release an updated version of this mod, people would enjoy it.
The freezing thing seems to be machine specific; It happens to me even while playing normally. As for the missing peds its best to first load a 100% (or your main save game) and then start a citizen game, seems like it loads data from the previously loaded game.