Firefighters were busy much of the day Tuesday fighting several large grass fires in the metro area.
Bob Moore Chopper 4 was captured dramatic video over a fire in Pottawatomie County near S.W. 149th and Fishmarket Road.
It shows Jason Walker, wearing only jeans and boots, wildly waving firefighters onto his property where the fire was coming dangerously close to his home.
“I was like come on, come on, come on. And they finally see me and came over,” said Walker.
Then while firefighters did their job, Walker got on his trusty Grizzly Yamaha and started fighting the fire on his own.
“I knew if I could get some rooster tails going, it would throw dirt on it, a heck of a lot faster than I could shovel it. And I would’ve risked this four wheeler all day long before I risked my house,” said Walker.
Walker and his girlfriend, Kimberly Neugebauer, know this scenario all too well.
Last summer, they lost their home in Tecumseh to a fire.
“Since we had lost, it’s been less than a year that we lost our other home, I just couldn’t even fathom,” said Neugebauer.
“We lost our home and I’m just, I don’t think I was ready to lose another one. I’m just, I’m not,” said Walker.
Walker planned to spend the evening continuing kicking up dirt onto hot spots, ensuring the fire doesn’t kindle again.
And with his home intact, Jason can focus on the lighter side of the situation and the fact that he was shirtless in his live television debut.
“I haven’t showed my sexy off in a while, so usually only when I’m with her at the lake,” said Walker.
Firefighters were able to keep that grass fire from damaging any homes in the area.