I remember after moving out here to my little piece of the prairie and witnessing my first field burn! Well I should say unexpected field burn...It was probably around 9:30 at night and all of the sudden I see this massive fire straight past a pasture next to my house! This thing was HUGE! I definitely panicked and called 911, please don't judge...I wasn't sure this was a controlled burn as it appeared to be way out of control and headed straight for my house!
I promise it appeared to be just on the other side of those trees in the distance of the pasture!!
Needless to say 911 dispatch wasn't to keen on me bothering them with something so trivial! They informed me that the person doing the burning had notified them earlier in the day that they would be burning. Which is all they are required to do, except for earlier in the day it wasn't windy out and now it was! But all was well as it turns out this burning field was probably 1/2 a mile away LOL!!! It's crazy how it can appear so close!
So tonight as I was driving home I see that unmistakable glow, that roaring fire in the distance. It always catches me off guard! I mean what if this was actually a "real" fire and it was burning someones house down! Or maybe their barn like we had in 2007! You are basically expected to ignore these fires and go on about your business! After I arrived home the Hubby was outside and looks off into the distance and says "Oop field burn", I looked and sure enough that glowing orange lighting up the distance! So for tonight I just enjoyed the view and hoped someone's house wasn't on fire!
I lightened this one so you could see the smoke better..