life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Farmer burns his fields
A farmer in our neighborhood set his alfalfa fields on fire Monday night. Of course, he didn't tell anyone he was going to do it. We wondered what could he be thinking since the wind was blowing good and everything was very dry. John, being a volunteer in the Crane Rangeland Fire Dept., took a drive over in his truck to see what was going on. The farmer had trenched the fields and fortunately for the neighbors the fire didn't blow out of control. Someone did call 911 and another guy, Dave, with the fire dept. came with a water truck to stand by. It burned on into the night and finally died out. In a desert a range fire can be very scary.