Multiple grass fires late Saturday afternoon just east of Lincoln in Lancaster County had volunteer firefighters racing all over to knock them out. And traffic on "O" street was backed up for miles.
In addition, one firefighter suffered rib injuries when the rig she was riding in went into a ditch. She was treated and released from the hospital.
One of the affected burn areas was near 176th and Adams near Eagle. Firefighters were seen clearing out hot spots.
From miles away, smoke could be seen rising into the sky.
In total, crews battled six fires up and down 176th Street between "O" and Adams.
The fires, according to Southeast Fire and Rescue, were started when a wheel on a passing hay trailer caught fire, sending sparks into the fields.
225 acres in all burned. No homes were destroyed. More than a hundred volunteer firefighters from area departments battled the grassfires, which are now out.