So, what pray tell, does that have to do with fire?
What that means is that there is now plenty of plant-life to fuel massive fire outbreaks as it all dries out and the summer heats up. As our "monsoon" season hits, lightning strikes can cause fires, but mostly, like Smokey the Bear says, "Only YOU can prevent forest fires."
One couple was lost in the woods and created a signal fire. A firefighter wanted to guarantee he would have work that summer. A lit cigarette or two. A idling automobile (creates enough heat to ignite brush).
We've already had a few areas burning this year, mostly as a result of storm activity. It's supposed to be an explosive year.
And there can be a poignant images from these events.
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And, for some forests, there is rebirth and renewal. Indeed, the Ponderosa pine seeds, and that of other plant species, require heat to germinate. So, it's not all doom and gloom.
What image comes to mind when you say, "Fire?" What have you seen? What is it like where you live?
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