The HWY 236 in the Santa Cruz Mountains was scorched due to the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Here a crew (for the company I am an engineer for) helps assist arborists in their effort to clear hazardous burnt trees from around the road to make it safe for travel. During this day (a few weeks after the fire passed) there was a standing 25ft tree stump that had burnt which was still smoking. The breeze picked up to about 2mph and the stump began to have a flame at the top again. Amazing to see something that has been smoldering for weeks catch again, and later go out to continue smoldering.
October 14, 2020