NW Nebraska Fire Mostly Contained by Firefighters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Firefighters have been able to mostly contain a wildfire in northwest Nebraska after it burned 83 acres.

The U.S. Forest Service says the Spotted Tail Fire began Saturday, and burned land about five miles south of Chadron.

Weston Burch, who oversaw the initial response, says volunteer firefighters did a good job of containing the fire and keeping it from spreading.

Officials estimated the fire was about 95 percent contained Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were working Sunday to strengthen containment lines around the fire.

The land burned by the fire was part of the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands.

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