And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also love those that love them. Luke 6:32 DR
I have been staying with dear, dear friends and tutoring, but because the farmers surrounding the house are beginning to start the annual burning of the brush, I have to leave the area. Two fires this past week have caused me to be very ill with asthma.
Sadly, I have to leave. Prayers for my travels would be appreciated. I shall keep you all posted.
This is not a report of the same fires, but gives you an idea of the drought we are experiencing here.
Brush Fires Blaze In Scott County
- Source: KWQC-TV Davenport
- Published: 03/23/2014 09:35 PM
VIDEO: There was fire after fire today in northern Scott County, first in Long Grove and then in McCausland. Firefighters said this is just the beginning. Not one, but two in the same day. Making these the first two of the season for Chief Keith Louck of the Long Grove Fire Department. "This was the first one we've had and obviously now McCausland's got the second one right now," said Chief Louck. He had just put out 30 acres worth of fire on a cut corn field in Long Grove with help from McCausland, Eldridge and Donahue when his team was quickly sent to another in McCausland. Tall grass in a marsh wildlife refuge caught on fire when a neighbor was burning brush. "Unless we get a lot of spring rain, unless the greenery comes through then we don't have to worry about it as much," said Chief Louck. "But, until then this is what we have to deal with." Today's brush fire in Long Grove started with someone burning, then the winds quickly changed and caught a corn field on fire. "It's nothing we can get away from and we never will," said Chief Louck. In McCausland crews could only get to the fire by four-wheeler or by foot. They had to pull over 1,000 feet of hose through muddy marshland to get water...