A southern California golfer is a good example of how a small spark can start a big blaze. The man was golfing at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, and accidentally chipped his ball into the rough beside the fairway. On his next swing, his club hit a rock, which caused a small spark. The spark landed in the dry grass and set the rough on fire. Fire officials say 150 firefighters were called to battle the fire that quickly spread through vegetation next to the course and over two dry, brushy hillsides nearby. Authorities said the man, who was not identified, would not be charged.
--Golfer’s Swing snags rock, sparks fire in S. Calif, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100831/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_golf_fire, August 31, 2010, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
James 3:6 (CEV) “The tongue is like a spark. It is an evil power that dirties the rest of the body and sets a person's entire life on fire with flames that come from hell itself.”