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A very long day for area volunteers

Fire Friday, northeast of Moorefield, south of Brady
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 9:50 AM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Rural Volunteer Fire Fighters from several counties monitor the edges of a wildfire in Lincoln County, just north of the Lincoln County/Frontier County line between Moorefield and Brady just east of the Moorefield/Brady Road. Responders from Maywood, Curtis, Brady, Eustis, and Farnam were among those working from 1 a.m. Friday into the late afternoon, battling wind and fire in an attempt to protect farms, ranches, equipment, and livestock. At least one farmstead has sustained damage from the fire.

Image shows the north edge of the fire on the Moorefield/Brady Road, north of Moorefield. High...
Image shows the north edge of the fire on the Moorefield/Brady Road, north of Moorefield. High winds pushed the fire for miles in a southeastward direction.(Melanie Standiford)
A long day for rural firefighters in Nebraska.
A long day for rural firefighters in Nebraska.(Melanie Standiford)
Area volunteers rest after fighting fire for hours south of Brady and north of Moorefield along...
Area volunteers rest after fighting fire for hours south of Brady and north of Moorefield along Moorefield/Brady Road.(Melanie Standiford)
More water in the fight against wind and fire.
More water in the fight against wind and fire.(Melanie Standiford)

Original Story:

Rural fire departments near the town of Moorefield in Frontier County continue fighting a wildfire. Crews on the scene of this and other area fires since the early Friday morning hours. The fire is moving quickly across the area’s tall, dry grasses, threatening farmsteads and livestock along the way due to the very strong wind gusts affecting fire-fighting efforts.

High winds make containing a wild grass fire a challenge for volunteer firefighters.
High winds make containing a wild grass fire a challenge for volunteer firefighters.(Melanie Standiford)

Water tankers and fire trucks from Maywood and Farnam were on scene at a ranch Friday morning about six miles north of Moorefield before relocating to the east to get ahead of the fire. There have been no injuries reported. The Frontier County Ambulance crew is following the crew of firefighters closely.

Farnam's rural Volunteer Fire Department rushes to fire northeast of Moorefield.
Farnam's rural Volunteer Fire Department rushes to fire northeast of Moorefield.(Melanie Standiford)

This is a developing story.

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