Here is a picture of what some of the animals around are, Im not sure if it is a "Pika" or the Marmot. I think Scadsobees is right.
Scadsibees, now that was funny! It seems the pine tree is like a torch. We had a call ther other night of a column of smoke coming from the center of our town. By the time we got there the tree, a pine tree, was gone and just a little smoke coming from it. Someone set the tree on fire. Luckly it did not catch the others around it on fire.