Sound from Furnaces/Camp Fires

Something I’ve noticed lately, is that the sound of furnaces or fires travels WAY too far. I can easily hear a fire crackling away from a base that just rendered in, i am able to pin point it’s location using just the sound.

Surely I shouldn’t be able to hear them from such a great distance? It’s very faint, but i can definitely hear them. Have found many bases this way and just wondering if anyone else has noticed the same?

I always thought that the very faint crackling noise was wind + trees but maybe I am wrong. I am going to have to investigate this further now.