It burnt the standing wheat, wheat stubble and spread into the pasture to the north where our heifers are on summer grazing.
Bart, Wyatt and Shale left the field where they were putting up straw bales and rushed down there to make sure the heifers were moved to safety.
Chase stopped combining our wheat, loaded up the 4-wheelers and met them all there.
With the help of several other neighbors and the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department, the fire was quickly contained.
After dark, we received another call that sparks in the tree row had flared up. Bart, Chase and Wyatt rushed back down there. Once again the AVFD came out with their grass rigs and neighbors pitched in to help. I'm not sure they've assessed the damage yet.
With temps in the high 90s to over 100 degrees, fire remains a real and daily threat here. Dry conditions and low humidity also contribute to the risk. We were very fortunate that it was not windy yesterday. The outcome of this story would have been drastically different if it had happened last week when our winds were over 40 mph.
We are thankful that no one was injured, the cattle are safe and the fire was quickly contained.