Farmer Digs Fire Line With Tractor

Submitted by: bacon_pie 4 years ago in Misc

Simply amazing. This was in Weld County, Colorado. The fire burned an estimated 20-30 acres in the 80 acre field.
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Male 1,471
Farming like a boss.. great post!
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Male 16
Loved it...just a dude using his tools and brain to solve a situation.
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Female 2,691
no, not non-nice individual, icky body part neck of the woods. at least get your censorship correct, IAB.
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Female 2,691
Yes, that case of a man being fined for trying to stop the spread of a wildfire happened in my neck (exuse me, non-nice individual) of the woods.
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Male 2,376
good thing there wasn`t a cop, he would of been shot in the head for endangering his own life.
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Male 2,552
Well, that was... boring... not sure what I was expecting...
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Male 13,630
OldOllie
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
9144 Posts Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:41:58 PM
i must be missing something. he used a cultivator; so what?

It worked, that`s what. He stopped the fire from spreading, perhaps to his house. That`s a good thing.

I read a few years ago about a guy in California who did this to save his house. Fish and Wildlife fined him several $thousand for disrupting the habitat of a f***ing rat, providing absolute indisputable proof that in the mind of a federal government bureaucrat, you are lower than a rat.
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That sucks big time, have similar stories in the UK mind, Guy tending a Cenotaph for the fallen in WW2 got prosecuted for planting flowers there, the council said they could be a trip hazard???
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Male 15,832
[quote]i must be missing something. he used a cultivator; so what?[/quote]
It worked, that`s what. He stopped the fire from spreading, perhaps to his house. That`s a good thing.

I read a few years ago about a guy in California who did this to save his house. Fish and Wildlife fined him several $thousand for disrupting the habitat of a f***ing rat, providing absolute indisputable proof that in the mind of a federal government bureaucrat, you are lower than a rat.
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Male 2,419
thats not digging, thats cutting, and yeah he`s doing a smart thing australain firefighters use it as one fo their main tools for bushfires, you cut of a strip of food for the fire so it doesn`t spread. (i.e. you create a containment line) I hope for his sake it worked. in this case..
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Male 3,894
...thrilling.
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Male 39,619

Did it work?
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Female 4,086
i must be missing something. he used a cultivator; so what?
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Male 3,060
Link: Farmer Digs Fire Line With Tractor [Rate Link] - Simply amazing. This was in Weld County, Colorado. The fire burned an estimated 20-30 acres in the 80 acre field.
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