Two fires one day!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eshreve1234, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
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    I was mowing today and a gust of wind took some the grass on top of my deck into the exhaust and caught fire. Put the fire out and grabbed the grass by hand and threw it into the bed of my truck and went back to mowing. Kid on a bike flags me down "Sir your truck is on fire!" The grass fire was not out from the mower like I thought and had lit the grass in my bed on fire also. Real glad I had the fire ext. with me today. Damage was minimal bed liner took most of the abuse.
     
  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow, you were lucky bro.
     
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gee whiz man, how much grass are you talking about?
     
  4. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
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    ya, how much grass? thankfully there wasn't a lot of damage.

    john
     
  5. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
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    Not a whole lot, maybe 6 bushels.
     
  6. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So did you save a trip to the dump or not?
     
  7. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
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    I dump at my house, so I guess the grass burnt at the clients versus my place.
     
  8. satch

    satch LawnSite Member
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    Another reason to mulch and not bag clippings.Just kidding,glad no one was hurt!!
     
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Shame it wasn't a house fire. Its been a while since our fire company even had two fire calls the same day.

    Your lucky you didn't have any gas cans in the back of the truck. That would have been fun.
     

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