Former fire chief burned some rubbish by my house...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Momagain1, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    and it caught the field beside/behind me on fire...

    hubby was out putting shingles on the chicken coop...
    looked up and there was a wall of flames coming towards him...

    had to call 911 and wow...the winds are like 20mph..I mean really..
    that man must have no brains if he lit it on a day with winds like that..dumb dumb

    Praise God that hubby was still up this late...he normally is in bed..can you even imagine
    what would have happened if he was asleep inside the house???



  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    All I can say is WOW! So glad no one was hurt.

  3. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    Geez if you gotta burn, do it when there's no wind!

    And make sure there's not stuff it can jump to, and that in general you're ready to take care of anything that could happen, quick.

    I hope that guy learned a lesson.
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    [​IMG] He was a fire chief?!? Glad no one was injured and no structures were damaged!
  6. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Ya' cain't engineer out STUPID! [​IMG]
  7. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    Hmmm, makes you wonder if his lack of judgement is why he is the FORMER fire chief. [​IMG] We have had two wild fires in two days now. I know how scary they are.

  8. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    I hate stupid people,but look on the bright side that will be awesom gardening soil if you want to plant anything.
  9. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Yeah I'm not sure why he isnt the fire chief anymore...I dont get into that gossipy stuff around here...

    this was just two views of the field; this was behind our house to the side where the coop is...the side field by us is about 1/2 burnt...
    the house behind us..the fire went right up to their white fence ..literally 1 ft away from it...
    the house on the other side of the burnt field...for some reason it didnt catch fire..but it was right in their backyard!!

    Caught 12 hay bales on fire of the farmer whose field it was....
    still smoldering ...

    I'm just singing Gods praises hubby was still up..if not..the fire trucks wouldnt have been here to put it out b4 catching houses on fire!
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yeah, right!!! [​IMG]

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