Thursday, November 03, 2011

FIRE!... FOGO!...

These photos were taken by myself. No one knows how the fire begin... Fortunately the fire don't spread so much to nearby grass or trees and was extingued spontaneously. The flames did not spread to the lodge, and nobody was hurt or was injured. But unfortunately some bushes and trees were destroyed and damaged. As you can see on these pictures, many trees were burned and turned into ashes. I presume that unluckily some little animals and birds have died or fled away... There are many different conditions that can trigger a bushfire, including dry weather, high temperatures and flammable vegetation and also careless people who, for example, drop their cigarette butts on the ground. In remote bushland areas lightning is the most common igniter.

Estas fotos foram tiradas por mim. Ninguém ficou sabendo como o fogo começou... Felizmente o fogo não se espalhou muito pelo mato e por árvores próximas e se apagou espontaneamente. O fogo também não atingiu nenhuma casa e ninguém ficou ferido. Mas, infelizmente, muito mato rasteiro e pequenas árvores foram destruídas ou danificadas e se transformaram em cinzas, como você pode ver pelas fotos. Eu presumo que infelizmente pequenos animais e pássaros morreram ou fugiram... Existem diversas condições que podem desencadear um incêndio florestal, incluindo o tempo seco, altas temperaturas e vegetação inflamável e também pessoas descuidadas que, por exemplo, deixam cair tocos de cigarro no chão. Em áreas afastadas, raios também podem desencadear um incêndio.

These three photos above I took seven weeks later the fire, shows that the underbrush is already green and fortunately recomposing.
Estas três fotos acima que tirei sete semanas depois do incêndio, mostram que o mato rasteiro já está verde e felizmente já está se recompondo.


José Doutel Coroado said...

Cara Sonia,
o que nos vai valendo ainda é a capacidade de recuperação da Natureza.

✿ chica said...

Dá uma grande tristeza ver o fogo consumindo matas e verdes,não?Pena!!! Linas fotos! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How close to you was this fire Sonia? Pretty scary....!
It is good to see that some "green" is already growing back already...!
These are wonderful pictures, my dear....! Such a Beautiful place, and so sad that so much damage was done....I know it was lucky there wasn't more damage....!

freefalling said...

What a good word!
Isn't it amazing how quickly the earth rejuvenates after fire?
If you didn't see the black trunks you would never know there had been a fogo.

Al said...

It's impressive how quickly life regenerates after a fire like this. Wildfires are a real danger where I live in the summer, there have been some big ones.

Pizarro said...

Una desgracia ecologica-.
Saludos y abrazos.

Vinni said...

Bushfire can really be dangerous, glad to know that no serious damage was caused and good to see that Mother Earth in its own quite way is coming back to Life. You know the above pics can also serve as a lesson that In life things may sometime be on fire or go wrong but in-time with patience, Love, faith and care things come back on track.

Have a nice weekend Sonia

Tabor said...

Amazing that nature is restoring so fast. I was worried about muddy rivers forming in the spring. Fires are so scary.

Thérèse said...

Sometimes natural fires are necessary for the good health of nature. Let's stay confident.
Glad nobody was hurt.

altadenahiker said...

A happy ending, anyway, with the earth healing itself.

Out here we have certain plants whose seeds will only germinate when there's been a fire. The generic term is "fire-follower," now I'll call them fogo-followers.

guild-rez said...

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

I am pleased that no one lost their life or property during the fire.
Nature will reclaim the scorched area very quickly.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Mimmu said...

Really scaring, if it is near homes!
The fast recovering of the nature is possible in their warm climate, it takes much longer here.
Happy safe weekend to you Sonia and yours!

PJ said...

Oh, goodness, fire is scary! Isn't it amazing what nature will 7 wks later. That was great of the before and after photos!

Pietro said...

Sonia, what a wonderful sequence of images, you have magnificent landscapes there! Fire is scary indeed, it sometimes happens in Italy too, fire on the hills, often caused by the conditions you rightly explain in the post.
Have a pleasant Sunday!

ALAIN said...

Le feu n'est pas toujours un ennemi.

lis said...

Felismente a natureza se regenera !
Muito bom registro Sonia
e apropriada ao Ecological Day , sinto falta de postar nesse dia.
Para o ano vou me render rs
abraços e uma semana bem feliz.

Ken Mac said...

scorched earth

Abe Lincoln said...

If left alone, Mother Nature always does her best to make things look great and these photos are a great example of that.

Barb said...

Sonia, What a fabulous photo-essay showing devastation and regrowth. I believe that is the same tree that you show both charred and with no leaves, surrounded by green later and with a leaf canopy. I am very mindful of forest fire because we live just at the edge of a vast forest wilderness. Many of our worst ones in CO have been human-started.

Paz said...

Oh wow! the outcome of the fire looked very sad but i'm glad that things are looking better now.

Morning Bray Farm said...

Wow! What an amazing - and beautiful - difference just a few weeks later.

georgia little pea said...

Oi Sonia! I'm home at last! Hope you're all well.

Good thing the fire didn't come up to the lodge and nice to see stuff growing again though no doubt, it'll take a long time for the trees to grow back. Careless people and arson are the main causes of fire here too :(

Peter said...

Terrible to see of course, but fortunately nature knows how to "repair". In a year or two, all this should again look nice!

Susan Campisi said...

It's wonderful to see the green so soon after the burn. So hopeful. It looks like a beautiful place.

Quiet Paths said...

Very interesting and sad too. I'm glad it did not spread further. We have a lot of experience with wild fires here in Montana.

Leslie said...

Amazing how quickly the area was able to heal itself!

Short Poems said...

Sad to see of course!

NatureFootstep said...

gald it was not severe. :)

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