Grass Fire Burns 20 Acres North of Eagle

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At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday a grass fire sparked up several miles north of the town of Eagle, bringing out fire trucks from Eagle as well as Alvo and Southeast to contain the blaze.

The fire burned up 20 acres of land near 214th and Havelock Ave. This is one of many fires in Nebraska in the first month of 2014, keeping firefighters on alert this winter.

"We do a tactical move where we try to flank the fire, go with the wind and attack it with just water and foam as needed. With the winds we've been seeing a lot of re-kindles and small fires starting from the big fires because of that," said Eagle Assistant Fire Chief Ben Glantz.

The town's Fire Chief tells us that a lack of precipitation the past few months has created very dry fields across the state. The town also has a cushion in their budget so funds are not eaten up quickly by early fires.