My Grandmother used to talk about that, as a kid in South Dakota. She was born in 1901. The trains would spark fires next to the tracks, and that would threaten the crops. That was about all they could do back then.
had a firecall this weekend. JD riding mower. The gas tank was behind and under the seat, gas line running under the mower to the front engine. dry grass on mower deck started on fire, burned gas line in two. gas was pouring onto flames, flames were shooting out underbothe sides of floor boards. luckily flame melted the gas line shut, operator was not burned , but heart sure was pounding
I'll bet Carl's JD would have done this , maybe his Kubota also . You are a good man Carl .
There was a man here in Louisiana that was burned to death a few years back trying to put out a grass fire with his riding mower.