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Possible clue to the mystery of why Stony Brook Reservation erupts in flames every spring

Fire in Stony Brook Reservation

Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames.

Also, you might think somebody who wears a MassDOT jacket would know better than to ride a motorbike into the state-owned woods, let alone start a fire there.

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Why are the face and license plate of the happy camper obscured? It's a public place, with no expectation of privacy. That bike appears to be a BMW, FWIW.

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Jake says there wasn't one.

As for the "obscured" face of the person, well, not really, it's just the angle the photo was taken, but, to be honest, it's just as well, since she looks like a kid, not an adult who should know better (if you look at the close-up photo of the bike, linked in the original post, you'll see the adult's helmet hanging on it).

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I know exactly where this is and have been there early in the morning to see the remnants of a fire still smoldering. there are motorbilkes all over those woods at night and i would guess this is their meet up point

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...and I kid you not, it was a bunch of kids who had been eating fried chicken from a place on Washington Street, and smoking pot. They decided, while high, to set a fire.

There was trash strewn everywhere. By the time BFD arrived we'd put out the fire with what we had in our water bottles.

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I get high and have never started a fire. It's called being stupid...drunk, high or sober. All judgey with the labels :)

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I understand she's cold but this isn't the backwoods of the Ponderosa.

Go sit in a Dunks and warm up, don't make a GD fire in a State Park.

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Or did someone stop to check on it.

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That it was always burning
since the world's been turning.

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Dammit you beat me to it

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Like 99% of dogs don't start forest fires.

I know, I know, citations needed.

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is dogs are capable of putting out small fires.

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Why did God give dogs paws?

To put out small fires.

Why did God invent elephants?

To stamp out flaming dogs.

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Why don't we just throw all the rocks everywhere? No reason to have a fire pit there.

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