This afternoon, I came home to find a fire engine in our yard and a long hose snaking all the way through the farm.
A group of firemen was here to put out a bush fire. Some anglers must have tossed a ciggy at the reservoir bank which started a fire that burned through the dry grass and all the way up to our farm.
Our store of plastic pipes that we use for irrigation started burning, producing alot of black smoke. After my father and the workers' attempt to put out the raging fire was futile, mom called the fire department.
By the time I returned, they had just put out the fire. Thank goodness our orchid plants and wooden stands were spared. The consequences would have been unimaginable if the fire swept through our farm.
Rusty was busy barking at the fireman.
This fireman continued spraying the plastic fittings for a long while to prevent the fire from re-igniting.
Due to the strong wind and dry weather, a rather large area of grassland near the reservoir was burnt.
As usual, the dogs were snooping around, getting in everyone's way.