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So the scoop I got (not official) is that the controlled burn was conducted about a week before the wildfire and the wildfire started when a thunderstorm micro burst sent embers from a small area of smoldering peat well within the controlled burn zone outside of the burn zone.
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People have allowed their property to go wild, fence lines overgrown, wild foliage covering their houses, most of which are well over 100 years old and made of heart pine. But, they like the “natural look” and think that those who keep their property clear are old fashioned.
Pretty much the same thing I heard over the weekend. The burn was 6 or so days earlier but there were still some hot spots that got cranked up later.
It made for an interesting discussion on Saturday's trip offshore.