Driving over the edge of the burnt area with what looked like a soil aerator, the driver stopped the fire in its tracks before it could spread any farther. The farmer’s quick thinking most likely saved the landowner “thousands of pounds,” according to the Daily Mail. The courageous farmer is still unidentified after the fire was successfully put out. A similar fire broke out in Kent, England, on July 23, one of the country’s hottest days. A farmer identified as Bill Alexander tackled the fire with his tractor, this time by cutting the crops that prevented the blaze from consuming any more land. The Kent Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the wildfire after it consumed almost 20 hectares, or about 49 acres, of land. Andy Barr, who owned the farmland on which Alexander stopped the fire, owed a debt of gratitude to the hero. firefighters for their service. The Western Journal.
A fire in a field in West Wickham, south London, was tackled at first by just a couple of people using their shirts, before a fire engine then a tractor arrived to help.Read the full story: https://t.co/t4VZyEGlAA pic.twitter.com/rFdFvKUYTr — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 29, 2022