WATCH: Farmer Digs Fire Line With Tractor

Stops wildfire

Jul 11, 2013
Outside Magazine

Farmer Eric Howard deserves his own remix after plowing courageously on Monday in Colorado's Weld County. After lightning ignited a fire in his hay field, Howard took to his John Deere and dug a fire line that managed to stymie the blaze, which had already burned and 20-30 acres in his 80-acre plot.

Fortunately for us, it was all captured on heli-cam:

For more on fighting wildfires, check out Kyle Dickman's story from our July issue.