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Incredible Footage Shows Farmer Risking Life to Save Farm from Wildfire

One brave farmer took matters into his own hands by hopping on his tractor to help stop a raging wildfire.

In the video below, posted in 2013, you’ll see Eric Howard, a fearless farm owner, as he does his part to help firefighters try to stop a fire that’s tearing through a hayfield in Weld County, Colo. Howard did his part by using his John Deere tractor to pave a fire line to help stop the flames from spreading.

Fire lines create a gap in the crops where the fire can’t burn any vegetation, slowing down it’s spread.

Watch Edward’s daring maneuver to save his farm

Thanks to his quick thinking, Howard helped firefighters save 50 acres of the 80-acre field from burning, and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby homes and farms. His unforgettable efforts have now made him into a true small town hero.

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Incredible Footage Shows Farmer Risking Life to Save Farm from Wildfire