The super-duper 50,000 acre mega-fire of 2012, which our greenie friends are hysterical about. Over 100 houses were lost, because some people like to build wood houses in the middle of a forest which naturally burns about once every twenty years.
The panorama above is Lory State Park at noon today, which was reported burning this week. The only fire scars visible in the park are ones which are decades old. The forests on distant ridges on the right side were burned a few days ago. Almost no smoke is visible.
Out of the 50,000 acres which are reported to have burned, much of that was grassland which will have recovered by the end of the summer.