|The fire originated in the neighboring field|
|The grass and leaves burned behind my house and into the woods|
Bow gave Lawrence permission to go outside and see what he could do to stop the fire.
Lawrence used two of Bow's towels to beat down the fire. Meanwhile, Bow ate an apple in the safety of the inner pen. Lawrence did not have time to call the fire department, but the neighbors must have called them, as they arrived on the scene and also worked to put out the fire.
Lawrence and the local volunteer fire department successfully battled the fire. By the time I got home, this is what I saw.
Luckily, the majority of the fire was put out, and nothing but grass, leaves and some wood piles burned, while all the structures were spared and no one was hurt.
We don't know how the fire started, but it did not originate on my land.
In the clip below you can see the wind blowing the smoke from the direction of the neighbor field toward my land, while the fire fighters put out the last of the dead wood fires in the woods.
We were lucky to have such a responsive local volunteer fire department.
However, this was a close call. I hope it does not ever happen again.