The other night, we had a little excitement when a recovery attempt was made from some illegal off-roading behind the house.

Yesterday, when we got home, we went for a walk to check out what was left. After careful examination and analysis from multiple angles, I believe we have found the noisemaker.

Irony. The noise was irony.

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Edit - I heard back from the owner of the tow company (who I'm assuming is currently mourning a lost piece of equipment)

The extinguisher was just part of it. It was an air tank.

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There wasn't much debris left from the incident. Just a pile here and there of a few items.

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This is the burn area looking from the east. Red arrow shows where the Toyota Ford was stuck, and the drag marks that remain from the recovery of the tow truck. (more on that in a minute)

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From the photo below, it looks like the tow truck driver pulled off into the tall, dry, flammable grass to perhaps walk down to the stuck truck and assess the stuckyness. I'm guessing that the tow truck caught fire while he was down there, which might explain why the fire extinguisher wasn't used.

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Here's Mrs McMike and the burn area.

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Here's where the truck was stuck.

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And a single plastic car ramp to perhaps assist with the unstucking, or placed there in advance for some SuperSafariAdventure4Wheeling.

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....and the long road ahead. After this cross trail, this is where the tire marks and the rutty struggling (as seen in the other photos) ended. This must have been how far the tow cable reached. From here forward, it's nothing but drag marks.

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And last night's dinner I was able to eat while it was hot.

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And some Lewis Hamilton, for those of you that were expecting it on the last photo.