I don't even know if I can get through writing this blog without spontaneously combusting myself.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

Well, not really. I just wanted to type something dramatic.

I know many of you have horses in the Rockford and surrounding area. I'd like to bring this phenomenon to your attention. Horse poop can catch on fire because it's so hot out.

It's happening in New York according to The Associated Press.

Horse owners, when it is this hot out, don't pile all the horse manure in large piles. When it is very dry and hot, manure can spontaneously combust!

It happened on July 5th in the town of Throop in New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation was receiving multiple complaints about smell and smoke. Come to find out, the giant piles of manure at the horse stable blew up!

It took not one, not two, but THREE local fire departments and almost two hours to put the fiery poop out.

Can you even believe it! I wonder if that is what I smell when I'm driving on 88 heading towards Aurora. Sometimes, if the wind is just right, on a hot day you can smell some pretty nasty stuff.

Word to the wise, watch your poop piles.

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