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INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Farmer gets chased by flames attempting to to lay fire line

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***LANGUAGE WARNING: THE ABOVE VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANITY***

When wildfires break out threatening homes and property, homeowners and farmers anxious to protect their land are sometimes the first to the fire line, doing whatever they can to divert the flames.

Incredible video sent to us from Big Rock Farms in Valleyford shows just how quickly a fire can get out of control. Jay Cronk is driving a tractor through a field, attempting to lay a fire line with flames just feet away, when suddenly, the fire takes over, forcing Cronk to race away before the fire reaches the combine and the fuel tank.

Melanie Steele, Brandon Cronk and Dean Walker are the ones you hear behind the camera shouting, "Pull away! Pull away!" as they sit anxiously in another vehicle on a nearby road.

The Yale Road Fire forced dozens of people to evacuate their homes, eventually destroying 10 houses.

The video posted below is from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and shows footage from the Air 1 chopper flying over the Yale Road fire. The end of the video shows images captured with FLIR technology (Forward Looking Infrared Radar) which allows the fire to be seen at night. With FLIR, burning embers can be seen as they are carried away by the wind, but without FLIR, it's just thick smoke.

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