VIA| When wildfires spread through Colorado, people lost their homes. Farmers lost their crops. But one farmer decided that nature was not going to get the best of him. So he took matters into his own hands.
The blazing fire erupted when lightning from a thunderstorm struck ground and caused flames to rage in a rural area of Weld County, Colorado. Scroll down to discover how the farmer beat nature.
Once he realized that his livelihood was burning to the ground, US farmer Eric Howard jumped to action. He implemented a plan to prevent the wildfire from consuming all of his crops.
If the fire burned through all his hay, nature would have defeated him and he would have lost everything that season.
But in the video here, you’ll watch Howard man a tractor just feet from the blaze. He cuts a path in the hay that stops the fire in its tracks – risking his life in the process.
Howard definiately put his life at risk while trying to save his crop. His wife probably wasn’t happy. But at least they had crop left that season.
Commenters couldn’t help put share praise for the brave farmer:
“Brave man. If those winds changed, it would have been a whole different ball game.”
Another says, “hats off to the farmer…good ole american self reliance at work.”
Because of Howard’s defiant jump to action, he saved 50 acres of his crop.
Watch the video below from 2013. Since its release nearly 5 million people have watched Howard defeat the wildfire and protect his crop.