A field caught fire in Grand Island on Wednesday around midday, next to a home that was also destroyed by the flames.
The house, near the corner of Sunset Avenue and Stuhr Roads, was made unlivable by the blaze. The owner of the home said that he opened his back door to see a rising fire that rapidly engulfed the home.
Three people were living at the residence. No one was killed or injured in the fire.
Firefighters at the scene said that high winds carried the blaze to the adjacent field stretching about one hundred yards on Stuhr Road.
"The first arriving truck found the garage fully involved. And the house was starting, it was starting to extend to the house. We've had some pretty gusty northwest winds today which pushed that fire right into the house for us. We also had a grass fire to the south of us, in this grass field. We called in the rural fire department to come in and help us," said Chief Tim Hiemer of the Grand Island Fire Department.
Grand Island Animal Control officials say they transported eleven dogs from the grounds. All were examined and found to be unharmed.