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this is terrifying and beautiful at the same time

A few years ago, a lightning strike caused a wildfire that burned 160,000 acres around where I grew up. This reminds me of that; of heading out to help a couple of times, and of watching the orange glow over the hill from my front porch.

you may not know this, but wildfires are actually good for the environments they affect. Years of dead foliage pile up and once burned, the fires return carbon and other nutrients back to the soil. In fact, after the great wildfires of Yosemite National Park in 1988, researchers found sprouts growing through the ashes just weeks later. As long as the fires do not reach the crowns of the trees, most can survive this event. The plants that return after the fires are more also more resilient, which is an adaptation to survive more adverse conditions.