Imperial, California - A Missouri farmer went out into a field to torch a load of garbage.  The fire got out of control, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.  And so, the quick thinking farmer got into his van and tried to put the fire out by running over it with his truck.

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but for one thing: the vehicle's tires caught fire sending flames up to a gas tank and a load of ammunition.  The sound of bullets going off alerted a passing deputy sheriff who came to the rescue.  Firefighters were called in and managed to put out the fire.