With someone developing the lot behind my own, where I've been burning brush and yard waste many times per year, I need to find a location for a new burn pile. Most if the year, I have very little concern for accidentally setting the surroundings ablaze, but things do get mighty dry in the latter part of the summer. The location that makes the most sense, with respect to mowing and the cosmetics of our yard, is just up-wind of my wood lot. Knowing I've had some fires which spew quite a bit of burning matter skyward, I'm a little concerned about putting the burn pit upwind of 18 cords of CSS'd firewood. Another possible location is even closer, but at least not directly upwind of the wood lot. Any recommendations on safe distance from wood lot to fire pile, with respect to being both upwind, and crosswind?