Honestly!!! I have spent almost the entire day on the end of a garden hose or shovel fighting the 1 acre fire in my next door neighbors yard.
I was just getting out of the shower & I smelled wood burning smoke. "THAT'S not right" I look out bathroom window & there are flames shooting up the neighbors trees.
I shouted fire all over my house, told my daughter call 911-get ready to leave with the kids, threw clothes on, woke my husband & ran. It was full blown 1 acre fire & it scared the shit out of me. I wet a rug & started smacking flames out. Other neighbors had beat me with garden hoses. I called for my family to get ours. My family is not much help in crisis.
My neighbor, 6 years ago filled his yard with wood chips. Now those wood chips are 6 inches of saw dust. Not kidding.
Fire department emptied their truck, they were coming back with foam. They got a call of another fire. They did come back with foam but it did not cover 1 acre. There are still patches sprouting up. I'm on break right now.
The fire started by other neighbor over, chain saw. The tree he was sawing up burnt. It was the sawdust from tree which caught on fire & out of control so quickly.
After awhile I was spraying fire with garden hose, bawling my head off because I really didn't need to have shit scared out of me. I just sprayed myself down & pulled it together.
Ok. I'm gonna go check the burn now.