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wanger29

Southern Fire in sky

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i was just up to Red this past weekend. Fished outside on Friday and all day noticed smoke coming from behind the southern tree line. Later on that night I stepped outta the shack and saw a huge fire fluctuating up and down around the same area. The size of this fire was nothing I'd seen before. It was off quite a distance even with that you could tell the size of it all. But just as soon as it caught my eye it disappeared. I watched it for close to 5 minutes. Does anyone know what this was? Or anyone else happen to see it?

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Saturday I was in the area doing a little 4-wheeling. I stopped by my neighbors at the hunting shack to see what was new. They told me that lots of people were burning off fields on Friday night and it was visible from a long ways away. I am guessing that you saw some fields burning up...when Reed Canary Grass takes off it burns very bright and very hot, but only for a few seconds. If their was RCG that was about 6' tall I bet the flames would be visible from a long ways away in short bursts.

Just one theory, but I know people were burning.

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It is both burning season and forest fire season in this area, and with the dry conditions it may be a bright spring.

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Space aliens.

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Native Prairies do well when burned off this time of year.

Reed canarygrass also is burned off in the spring.

both have lots of fuel and burn hot and fast when it's dry.

Burning bans/restrictions will likely be going into effect so people will be trying to get this done asap when conditions permit

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