As I was harnessing I could see a plume of smoke and thought how odd it was someone would try to burn as the breeze had definitely picked up. When we arrived at the corner I could see how intensely the fire had grown and decided to drive into the steep canyon and test the modified yankee breeching rather than go across the prairie. More on the breeching later…
In the canyon several things happened. First there was a large water truck headed towards us in the direction of the fire… not a good sign I thought. Then the phone rang to confirm there was a field fire out of control and I needed to return home. At that point I was passed by another water truck heading in the direction of the fire. I reached the turn around and could see helicopters working on the blaze and by then smoke was filtering into the canyon. I decided it would be in our best interest to be closer to the home place so back up the canyon and into the smoke we climbed.
It was out by the time I reached our house and decided a field drive was in order.
Our neighbor Shirley took these photos from her advantage point across the road from the fire. Had the fire crossed the highway it could have done a lot of damage, thank goodness it was stopped.
Here is the video of our Teamdonk drive starting off with a good brisk trot!