Harrison Volunteer Fire Department officials said Monday night that the charred area has reached around 3,000 acres. No damage to any structures has been reported, nor any injuries.
Speaking for the department, Adam Edmund says the new estimate of 3,000 acres doesn't mean the fire grew more than 1,000 acres on Monday from an earlier estimate of 1,500-2,000 acres. Rather, he says, the increase also could be a result of better vantage points for people making the new estimate.
The fire is burning about 80 miles north of a nearly 3,000-acre blaze that's been reported contained in the southern end of the Nebraska Panhandle.