There are 79 acres of native prairie around our acreage, and today the plan was to burn the middle 1/3 section (the north strip east-to-west was burned last fall, and the southern strip is scheduled for fall, 2010). At 10:15am, I went out and shot a couple of pictures of the fire dying down. (These pictures are from 11:30-1pm.)
An hour later, it had jumped the firebreak and burned up a few more acres (not sure how many, but didn't get clear to our grass), and several Stanhope fire trucks made several trips for water before it ended after 1pm.
p.s.--Mike--doesn't the grass look nice in this bottom one where I used the new mower??? John says he can't afford green paint!!