The first Starship prototype from SpaceX is currently undergoing intense development in an effort to be ready for their big day.

The experimental spaceship underwent a series of successful static fire tests on Thursday by SpaceX engineers at the company's testing facilities close to Boca Chica, Texas.

A neighbouring patch of foliage caught fire while the business's Ship 24 prototype was being tested with a static fire engine, causing the company to call the nearby fire department.

Additionally, witnesses were eager to point out that the firestorm resulted in a real-life dumpster fire, which apparently started after the big blaze.

It's not the first, and it won't be the last, fire brought on by a large rocket launch or test fire.

The incident demonstrates the powerful forces at play as well as the challenges in maintaining control.

Furthermore, the offending Starship prototype only had six Raptor 2 engines, which is another point of contention.

Awe-inspiring spectacle with a significantly increased risk of a larger fire, the Super Heavy rocket will eventually fire 33 of them to launch both itself and Starship.

It's a problem that affects all testing sites, not just those in South Texas used by SpaceX.

For example, a wildfire started last year at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida near the famed launch pad 38A by a Falcon 9 rocket, which is far smaller than a Starship prototype.