Crews in northwest Nebraska are turning their focus to cleanup in an area scorched by three massive wildfires.
A fire team in the area reported Wednesday morning that two of the blazes in the Nebraska Panhandle have not grown in the last 24 hours, and emergency crews were optimistic that a third fire in Nebraska and South Dakota will be fully contained by Wednesday.
Firefighters were expected to spend the day patrolling the area, mopping up hotspots and maintaining the fire line to keep any flames from spreading.
Meanwhile, an emergency response team is looking at ways to prevent water runoff that could damage roads, bridges and buildings.
The fires destroyed a large amount of vegetation that usually helps minimize runoff.