Up in smoke

Natty and pal (not sure if he’s a Nate or not) returned today to take advantage of the wet weather and start burning the huge brush piles created from all the tree clearing.

So far only one is lit, the one closest to the house.

The fire started off with a huge smoky plume, straight up into the air:

BrushFire1

As it got hotter, the smoke started roiling and twisting:

BrushFire4

Now it’s settled into a straight-forward looking flame with a little smoke on the side:

BrushFire5

The guys are taking every precaution. They’re members of the Thetford Volunteer Fire Department, the ground and everything around is soaking after two weeks of rain, and they even made sure the hose is handy, just in case…

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