Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, I'm sure you've heard about the burning fires in Canada.
Massive, massive fires that just keep spreading. Many of them out of control.
But, did you know that fires that look put out can survive underground during the winter?
I know, I know. Crazy, right? Fires are supposed to be put out by all that cold, wet, snow. Right?
According to this article, the fires can last underground through the entire winter. Like burning coals, feasting on peat in the ground. And then next season, up springs the wild fires you thought you got rid of last season.
What a mess!
So many things in our lives are like this wild fire. A habit, an addiction, a specific fight, sadness, a memory, etc. etc. etc. You think you've gotten rid of it, you have a nice, comfy winter and then boom! it strikes again. That same old wild fire that just keeps on coming back.
You know, the firefighters do a couple of things to stop this from happening. They 1) watch for those fires to come back and then do their best to put them out. and 2) if they know where the underground hot spots are, they can basically take a back hoe and rake water into the ground to put out the spot.
For more info, check out this article: http://www.kpax.com/story/31947814/when-wildfires-hide-underground-then-rage-again