Last Sunday, my wife cleaned out our fire pit and dumped the ashes where we have been doing all winter. Problem was is there is no more snow, and we've had a dry spell here in Michigan, she thought the ashes were cold. I was enjoying a cup of coffee, when she comes busting in wild eyed, telling me "I need you outside." By the look on her face, I knew, something was dead, broken, or some other thing that wasn't good. I put on my muckers, and busted it out the door only to see my neighbors woods on fire. We ran back in and grabbed some pump up sprayers. While my wife was filling those, I stomping and swept everything I could, but it just kept spreading. It hit a small woodpile that was by my garage, which immediately took off, then hit an Arborvitae, that took off like a torch. That's when I knew I had to call the FD. Fire Chief was the first to roll in, and asked what happened. We've had contact in the past, when I started our field on fire for a controlled burn, and the wind swirled and that was that. I explained it was a mistake my wife made, and totally accidental. within 10 minutes the first rig showed up, and started to haul out the big hose. Wife was in tears, and apologized to the Chief. He was very kind, and told her it was an accident, and not her fault, it's what we do. Then an even bigger rig rolls in and hauls out an even bigger hose and starts blowing water 50 into the woods. They had it under control within 15 minutes, and were very professional. Great group of guys, all volunteer.