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Get well, Texas

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Was that the one that sparked off in Burnet?

    Last month my guys sparked one off with the exhaust pipe of the mower. Good thing all my guys know irrigation because they started running around turning on valves to contain it. The fire department came but we had it out by the time they got there, all were very nice a stuck around for a while to make sure all the hot spots were taken care of. I also have fire extengishers mounted on the rops bars of all the mowers, and on every trecher we have. The prop owner told us to shut down the irrigation on the back part of the property to save $$$ and it was bone dry out there, this almost turned into a really bad choice.
     
  2. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,084

    Yep, both of 'em, the 500 acre fire and the one along side the RR tracks.
     
  3. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    I was just up there at our lake house last weekend. Things are starting to get pretty nasty. There was a pretty big one in Manor this week also, we could see the smoke from our house.

    Stay safe out there!
     

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