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Fire spreads

Fire spreads

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by » Wed Aug 04, 2021 02:19 pm

Each evening I watch the local news now as they spend 5 to 10 minutes at the start talking about all the fires. Another story that was in the national news recently was locuts here. The drought has brought a LOT of them, mostly in eastern Montana.

Yesterday's news had a sad story of a new fire spreading a lot and people were seeing flames shooting out in all directions. Seems the locusts where ignating and then trying to get away they jump/fly out of the flames. Since they are now ablze they simply leaped a few feet to many yards out of the main fire, as a small shooting slame and would ignite the grass ahead of the fire. It caused the fire to grow rapidly to over 50,000 acres (if I remember right). Poor grasshoppers.


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re: Fire spreads

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by » Wed Aug 04, 2021 03:29 pm

I remember a farmer telling me the grasshoppers were worse when there was a drought, apparently because they had to eat more plant to make up the water.  I sure never thought about them waiting till they caught on fire to jump out of the way.  I'm glad none of that's a problem down here.  John

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