Around 4:30pm on Monday I was in the kitchen when I popped my head into the family room and saw what I first thought was fog outside the window. It turned out to be smoke and we had a grass fire out the back.
I had put what I thought was cold ashes out by the fence line a couple of days ago and they couldn't have been cold, and must have been smoldering, before the wind caught it and started the fire. It was too much for us to handle so we had to call out the fire department. They were hear in just a few minutes and had it out in no time flat.
All in all three fire vehicles arrived, along with various other cars and trucks as it is a volunteer fire department. Two OPP police officers in their cruisers and an ambulance..........not sure why the ambulance came???
These photos were taken after the fact:
That truck below carried a large four wheeler quad vehicle with a big water tank on the back, that went into the field........
Here is where the fire did the damage in the field.
Our property wasn't badly burnt the damage was basically to the field behind us.
I popped over to the neighbours to apologise for burning down their field. They weren't upset, as that field isn't used for anything. Infact no doubt the grass will grow like crazy now!!
We were fortunate as there was very little wind and it was blowing away from the house. Also the police didn't charge me with burning down a field, as they could have and also fine me$300. Told then to put me in jail for the night, as I could do with a decent nights sleep!!! When dh wandered over to talk to them even he told them to take me away for the night..............which I thought was charming!!!
Lets hope today is a bit quieter.....I'm off to work for the day.