Lightning (and stupid people) have started almost 300 forest fires in Alaska. Almost 200 this week. We have one burning in the mountains behind our place now and are ready for evacuation. Thank goodness the wind is holding things at bay. My wife used the 790 with a brush hog to mow the perimeter of the farm and I put the set of discs behind my 3005 and disced an 18' path where she'd mowed. with a decent fireline around the place I'm a bit happier. We have an 18' x 5' swimming pool set up behind the barn and had it filled completely a couple weeks ago. We have hoses and sprinklers all around the place and the pump is ready to go. We've learned to prepare for forest fires. Close call a couple years ago.
We learned a couple years ago how much a JD tractor can do in a short time. We cut fireline and cleared brush/trees for 16 hrs (on the engine meter) in a two day period and saved our place and the neighbors. If you live in a place with fire danger it will do you a great service to do some brush hogging and be ready. In these days of drought, global warming, etc a bit of fire prep goes along way. When a fire starts it is amazing how little time you have. It always amazes me how fast a forest fire can move.