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Colorado farmer battles wildfires in tractor

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Published on Jul 12, 2013

A US farmer risks his life to stop a wildfire that broke out in a hayfield in Weld County, Colorado.
Eric Howard uses his tractor and a set of discs to plough up a firebreak just a few feet from the scorching blaze.
After a thunderstorm brought lightning to a rural area near Brighton, Colorado the fire broke out and quickly consumed 30 acres of an 80 acre field.
Mr Howard's actions were designed to prevent the fire's spread as it continued its path across the land.

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