It’s that time of year again, when the Southwest burns. Our ongoing, possibly permanent drought makes it even more critical to pay attention to signs like the one above. Many wildfires are started by Zeus and his pesky lightning bolts, but some of the most devastating conflagrations of recent years have been caused inadvertently by idiot humans, or deliberately by disturbed ones. These images were taken in Ash Canyon, south of Sierra Vista in 2010, while the ground was still warm.
It’s not just trees and animals that burn. People’s lives go up in smoke as well.
Life does persist…
These deer were inside a fenced area with a pond and were being fed hay by local residents.
This fire was caused by a campfire. Please make sure, if you must build one, that it is completely out when you leave.