Saturday, July 11, 2009

Grass Fire Today On The Jordan Pond...

Stock Photo, Jordan Pond

Word comes by text message from a dependable source: there was a prairie grass fire today on the Jordan Pond. However, the fire was extinguished.

It should be pointed out that... a larger, natural prairie environment, grass fires are routine and not particularly catastrophic. In fact, some species of prairie plants are attuned by evolution to the fire, and sprout vigorously after other plants are burned off.

I anticipate this grass fire will end up being just another learning opportunity about nature provided by the pond, which continues to be an amazing and wonderful resource to the "pond people" of Jordan.


Anonymous said...

The pond fire was small and extinguished by a few neighbors before the fire department arrived.

Johnny Northside said...

Ah, yes. I was told the fire was put out, but not explicitly told by who. So I didn't assume it was the fire department when I wrote it, but I didn't say who put out the fire.

In J School, this is what we call "writing around" the missing info.

Johnny Northside said...

Here's more info: word is that Dennis Wagner was the first one on the scene and got a hose from the house of Jackie and Alexis (Baby Avery's mother) and handed the hose over the fence to Bruce Pinke, who did the actual fireman work.

By the time the fire department arrived the fire was "mostly steam" because the locals had it well under control.


Anonymous said...

Mothers. Baby Avery's mothers.