We had always wondered where our garbage went (they come and pick it up in a truck, but we don't have actual garbage service we pay for). Apparently, they had gotten a permit to burn on Tuesday, and were technically supposed to quit at 6 p.m., but they were still going at it when we went to bed around 10:30 p.m. In the picture below, you can see my uncle (in the tractor on the left) dumping a scoop of trash into the inferno. The tractor on the right apparently broke down midway through the job, so they had to use the smaller tractor. All the white stuff in front of the tractors is our garbage. I can't really describe how big this fire was. It was probably 25 feet high and 40 feet across. It was huge, and it is still smoldering out there, two days later.