Watch: Farmer races to save his crop from creeping wildfire
Check out the mad dash of this heroic farmer carving out a firebreak with his tractor to stave off a spreading wildfire.
Wed, Jul 10 2013 at 11:43 AM
When a wildfire
starting raging across farmer Eric Howard's hay field in Weld County, Colorado, he didn't jump in his truck and head for safer ground — instead he started up his tractor and sped towards the smoke and flames. He flew across the fields dragging a cutting machine and raced the flames to carve out a firebreak that would stop the fire from spreading.
As he worked, a news helicopter was hovering above, filming it all. Here is that amazing video:
Epic day on the farm.
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