Thirteen Departments Fighting Brush Fire in Western Nebraska

Published: Apr. 6, 2016 at 4:13 PM CDT
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Wednesday morning a fire broke out and ended up burning around 12,000 acres of land around Arthur. It started in the Southwest corner of Grant County and finally came to a halt in Northwest Arthur County. Thirteen crews responded to the fire over the course of about eight hours. For future fires, farmers in the sandhills area can help ahead of time.

"Biggest thing I'd like people around here to know is if you haven't already started up your Summer mills, turn your windmills on, because it sure would have been nice to have water." Arthur Volunteer Fire Chief Bill Daly said.

Most of the crews were sent home around 8:00pm, but a few stayed out in the sandhills throughout the night to make sure the fire was completely gone. They didn't expect too many flare ups, but the high winds kept them cautious.