Parts of I-80 reopen after fire near Milford
MILFORD, Neb. (KOLN) - Several rural fire departments battled a grass fire east of Milford on Saturday.
According to the Seward Volunteer Fire Department, the fire started at 2:45 p.m. near 196th and O Street roads.
Sgt. Troy Schaefer with the Seward County Sherriff’s office said the fire was caused by an abandoned camper.
The camper caught fire while it was being towed, and the driver left it on the side of the road along Highway 6, where the fire eventually spread.
The Seward County Sheriff’s Office said that, as of 5:42 p.m., the fire has been contained. The sheriff’s office ordered an emergency evacuation of residents earlier in the day, but that evacuation has since been cancelled.
SVFD said the fire started as a call from Pleasant Dale, but has gotten assistance from the Seward, Garland and Milford fire departments.
According to NDOT, I-80 has reopened. It was closed earlier in the day from Milford between Exit 382 to Exit 395.
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