Forest fires are bad - except when they're not.....
We are spending a few days at Wekiwa Springs State Park
. Upon starting out on a hike, I noticed smoke and then saw flames - all very close to our campsite. I saw firemen and trucks, but was still concerned whether this was an intentional, managed fire given that our RV was very near. At the time, the fire was just on the other side of the campground loop. It turns out it was all under control. Nevertheless, I was surprised we didn't receive some kind of notice that there would be a controlled burn
today - "things" can happen after all. Still, it was an interesting thing to witness this close up. Another great unschooling opportunity as well.
|Here is the fireman starting the fire with a torch|
|This is the view from the edge of the campground - |
you can see an RV departing on the access road in the background
|The shrubby understory is being burned|
|Note the flames traveling up some of the trees|
|After the fireman have moved on, dead trees still smolder - |
note the flames at the base one
|This is basically what the charred area will look like in 4 months time|
Post a Comment