Pine Straw “Mulch” Highly Flammable

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.

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