Watch A Farmer Fight Wildfire With A Tractor

DIY wildfire defense

A wildfire had already burned 20 to 30 acres of Colorado farmer Eric Howard's 80-acre plot Monday when he hopped into his tractor and began drawing an improvised firebreak, a gap in the ground used to slow fires by separating them from vegetation. In Howard's case, it worked: the fire was stymied long enough for firefighters to come in and extinguish it.