A very long day for area volunteers
Fire Friday, northeast of Moorefield, south of Brady
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.
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.
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.
This is a developing story.
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