May 132018

Fire erupts off the irrigation canal between Smith Rock Way and Wilcox.

Trees were torching in the brisk northerly winds….

One tree after another exploded in flame as if it was the middle of summer already…

Redmond Fire pumper took water right out of the canal to throw at the fire.

Firefighters kept soaking the fire….

Many a burned tree still harbors burning embers. Could be re-erupts for a week…

No word yet on a cause although a farmer said he’d heard that a neighbor woman heard a gunshot prior to the fire.

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