For 5 years this little tree grew, adding a new ring each year. The rings for each of these five years are nice and broad and evenly spaced. This tells us that the little tree enjoyed plenty of rainfall and sunshine.
10 years later, whatever was pushing against it was removed and the tree started to grow straight again. But its bigger neighbors were growing too, and their crowns and root systems took much of the water and sunshine. See how the newest rings are not as fat?
After some years of competition, the surrounding trees had either fallen or been harvested. With the larger trees removed, there was once again plenty of rain and sunlight for the tree. The wider rings show the tree began growing rapidly again.
Year by year, the fire scar was covered by newly formed wood. In recent years, the newly formed rings became thin and c se together. This may have been caused by a prolonged dry spell. One or two dry summers would not have dried the ground enough to slow the tree’s growth this much.