A home was spared from a deadly wildfire in southwest Kansas because the homeowner turned his water sprinklers for the lawns.
A home was spared from a deadly wildfire in southwest Kansas this week, and the owners say they have some hungry cows to thank. The owner of the home, Danielle Tajchman, reposted the National Guard photo to the Facebook page she shares with her husband Scott, saying her family has their "silly cows to thank" for the survival of their home.
"I just came across this online, it's my house!!! I honestly feel like we have our silly cows to thank! We have had our sprinklers running overtime for several weeks because the cows love eating our lawn and since we haven't fixed the fence yet we figured with the nice weather we may as well try to grow them grass while they're in there!" she said in her post.
Tajchman said in a comment on her post that the cows were still grazing in the front yard when they were allowed to return to their home. The wildfire, which now spans two counties in southern Kansas, has become the largest in the state's recorded history. The blaze is one of a series of fires fanned by high winds that contributed to the deaths of six people and forced thousands to evacuate across four Plains states.