|Some cedar trees after they exploded into flames|
The fire also happened to start in one of the handful of spots along this side of the tracks where a brush-pumper could easily drive up to edge of the fire. If the fire had started a couple of hundred yards up or down the tracks, it would have been pretty hard to get close enough to the fire to fight it, and it could have gotten out of control in a hurry instead of just burning the grass about a hundred yards down one side of the tracks before the brush seemed to slow it down.
|Cool picture of the neighbor's pasture that didn't burn in the wildfire|
Besides all that deep thinking, there's a lot to be learned from a fire like this if you ignore the very real possibility of burning down everything in sight. I'm wondering how the grass will grow back and what types of grass will grow back, and it surprised me that the brush helped contain that fire. Maybe a little brush here and there in a pasture isn't such a bad thing and it serves a purpose if it helps with wildfires.
I just hope I didn't use up all my good luck with this wildfire.