Field fires have been all too common this year because of the hot, dry conditions. This fire happened just north of us on the Rush-Decatur County line. It burned several hundred acres. Farmers in the area hurried to help contain the fire. Steve sent some of our guys with a water truck, along with a tractor and disc to create a barrier for the flames. I found these photos online.My friend Sarah lives north of Milroy, and took some pictures from her house. Her husband also went to help. Check out her blog to see more. I heard originally that it was thought to have been started by a cigarette, and I later heard that it may have been a combine. In either case, the dry conditions call for extreme caution in all circumstances. We pray for safety as the farmers work to finish up the harvest.
I thought I would include one of my favorite vintage fall harvest photos. Seems like just yesterday.