BriarCraft: Thanks for the notice(s) on the photos and the stories. I searched about in the photo archives and this is what I thought related a bit to your blog about wildfires. This picture was taken a while ago on a small island in the Gulf of Georgia, now named Salish Sea.
Gerry sold the island 'cause he got bored with hurrying over there to put out fires commonly lit by visitors back in the '30s.
The big fir around our cabin there all have bark turned to charcoal on their bases but they are strong and healthy trees. Younger trees are jumbled and tangled and show no signs of fire. They simply fall over if the wind blows.
Now and then the wind does blow there.