posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 04:18 PM
Thanks for all the replies/contributions everyone. I'll try to reply to as many as I can.
So far I have not heard any more about this, and I see no new reports here that support any other theory other than a bright fireball/meteor, so it's
looking to me like this is another over-exaggerated report, but I'll keep an open mind.
reply to post by soficrow
Interesting find, but if something impacted at hyper-velocity, then there would have been a blast, rather than just a fire. It would have had to be a
large object that remained mostly intact during it's passage through the atmosphere.
A small object would soon slow due to the density of the lower atmosphere, and after a minute or two free falling, there is no way it could be hot
enough to start a fire. Since there was no blast, and the laws of physics prevent small objects from starting fires, I think it's 99 % certain that
this fire is unrelated, and just a coincidence.