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Farmer risks life to stop fireFarmer risks life to stop fire

A Colorado farmer risked his life to stop a wildfire, using his tractor to dig a fire line just a few feet from the blaze.

July 15, 2013

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A Colorado farmer on Monday risked his life to stop a wildfire that broke out in a Weld County hayfield, using his tractor to dig a fire line just a few feet from the scorching blaze.

After a thunderstorm brought lightning to a rural area near Brighton, Colo., a fire broke out and quickly consumed 20-30 acres of an 80-acre hayfield. To prevent the fire’s spread, local farmer Eric Howard got in his John Deere tractor and chased the flames, digging a fire line around the blaze to cut off its path.

For more, see: Farmer risks his life to stop wildfire with tractor

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