Muck Fires can kill a tree by burning its roots, causing the tree to fall. Firefighters can’t bring equipment to these grounds; they will either sink because of the thin surface or a tree can fall on it.
Muck fires can be as hot as 500 degrees fahrenheit and burn for months, sometimes lasting a whole year.
The smoke from the muck creates a really bad odor
The smoke can harm your lungs, cause scratchy throats and irritated eyes and noses.
The smoke from the muck fire does NOT go away. Unfortunately the smoke can stay for weeks as well.