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Mar 27, 2015

04:43:01 GMT--Forest / Wild Fire - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: WF-20150327-47506-USA

Date / time: 27/03/2015 04:42:21 [UTC]

Event: Forest / Wild Fire

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Nebraska

Location: [South of North Platte]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


On Thursday afternoon time was of the essence as 35 firefighters rushed to put out flames in a grass field. "When i arrived it probably spread a good 100 acres," said Battalion Chief Jason Trimble with the North Platte Fire Department. The fire threatened to jump Kaneb Rd near Branting and burn homes, but luckily that never happened. "The fire never crossed the road so we are very fortunate in that regard," said Trimble. Crews spent a couple of hours putting out the fire and monitoring hot spots. "We had some local farmers with their tractors that were here and we had them going down sides of the fire flanking it," said Trimble. While firefighters don't know what caused it they remind everyone that it is extremely dry. "We just really need to be careful with any burning material smoking material. It's really dry," said Trimble.

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