When a fire goes into the wind, it's called a backfire. This is a slow backfire. It just creeps along?slowly to the west.
It's a lot easier to start a fire right now.
We're calling it the Corbett Trail One Fire.
If you go outside and dig down 8 inches and have pure sand — that's where our fires occur. The plants are stressed, the ground is dry and we get these windy days. What could be a little fire could turn into a big fire quickly.
It's a danger we haven't seen in years.
It's a situation that normally healthy trees were blown down, leaving debris there rotting. Instead of the normal tree branches, we now have trees on the ground.
We have the potential to have a significantly more active fire season ... than we have seen in the past three years.
The winds aren't helping, and I guess it's forecasted to be windy again tomorrow — and dry.
For the next couple of months, until it starts to rain, we [have] got to be extra careful in the woods.