Cloudsdale's pegasi have been hard at work trying to control a vast wildfire that broke out in the Everfree Forest early Saturday morning. Currently, the cause for the disaster is unclear. Some suspect lightning strikes from a storm earlier in the day whilst others theorize foul play was involved. Local residents living along the border of the forest report having heard what they describe as 'a massive explosion' sometime in the middle of the night. Authorities have evacuated several families in the vicinity as a precaution, but state that it is unlikely any homes are endangered by the flames or any other 'explosions.'
Whether there is a connection between these explosion reports and the wildfire remains to be seen. Once the smoke clears, an official investigation will be conducted by the Bureau for the Investigation of Magical Phenomenon. For now, the fire fighting pegasi claim the fire is 60% contained and that they should have the it completely out within the next few days.