Here are the first responders to the rescue.
As the truck pulls up, you can see our neighbor, John Henry. When I arrived on the scene, I found him putting out sizable portions of the field with a branch of green poplar leaves. Somehow, I think the last thing I would think to do when I came upon a field afire is to start putting it out myself.
After the press came and photographed, the crews finished their work, and hopefully the neighborhood will be back to normal now.