Wow. I never gave it any thought, but apparently pine straw is highly flammable and easily whipped up into a serious inferno. Six homes were destroyed in a new subdivision in Raleigh earlier this week — all because of some kind of yard fire that spread rapidly through the freshly laid pine straw. Scary. The Raleigh News & Observer has the story. Think about it when planning your landscaping.
Pine Straw “Mulch” Highly Flammable