The Nelson Creek Burn was a short 600 feet away from our own property last year before it was stopped. Many of us were evacuated and feared total loss but the fire crews are amazing and saved all the homes. Some outbuildings were lost but there was no loss of life other than wildlife. The charred stumps and burnt-out stumps are a good source of charcoal. Visibility between where the trees were is unusually open.
We went for a short walk to see how the land is doing. This video shows the extent of the devastation but it also shows the green coming back up this spring. Grasses and lots of wildflowers growing like mads. Wow!