Justin Moore’s Arkansas Pasture Catches Fire
Justin Moore needed fire crews' help on Tuesday (April 25), when the pasture at his Poyen, Ark., home caught fire accidentally. Fortunately, no one was injured.
On Tuesday evening, Moore shared some photos on Twitter of the pasture fire: "So, this happened today in my pasture," Moore captioned his first tweet, which contains a photo showing smoke and flames rising from the ground. "Not on purpose, might I add."
Although farmers will sometimes set a "controlled burn" or "prescribed burn" to help keep their land healthy, Moore's pasture fire wasn't intentional. Although the singer didn't say what caused the fire, he did offer his thanks to the Poyen Fire Department, the members of which kept the burn from getting worse. Moore also thanked Better Lawns & Gardens, a local landscaping company, for their help during the incident.
Moore's final tweet about the pasture fire shows the charred ground, and two men working to wet the ground and ensure that the fire wouldn't rekindle.
Moore, a Poyen native, officially moved back to the tiny town in 2014. In 2015, the artist revealed that he and his wife Kate were building a new home on land that Moore bought from his grandfather. The property had been passed down from his great-great-grandfather.
“It’s been in our family since the late 1800s, so it ain’t no sellin’ it,” Moore said at the time. “You don’t go build a nice house in a town of 300 people and expect to be able to get a return on your investment. That ain’t gonna happen. So, we’re gonna be there forever.”
The Moores, parents to three daughters, are getting ready to welcome their fourth child this summer. They aren't finding out the baby's sex until he or she is born -- but Moore's daughters are hoping for a boy.
Moore's co-headlining American Made Tour, a joint trek with his good friend Lee Brice, wraps up Friday (April 28). A list of all of Moore’s upcoming shows is available on his website.
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