Volunteer firefighters contain grass fire in northern Lancaster County on Wednesday afternoon

.(Raymond Volunteer Fire & Rescue)
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 10:49 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Several volunteer fire departments worked to keep a grass fire contained in northern Lancaster County on Wednesday afternoon.

Crews were called to an area on Mill Road between Highway 77 and 40th Street on a grass fire that had started in the area and was spreading.

Raymond Volunteer Fire & Rescue was called out to contain the fire, but required assistance from several other area departments due to the strong winds and dry conditions.

“With the strong winds, the fire moved fast and tried to jump the road towards a neighboring residence,” the department posted. Firefighters were able to get the flames contained, and the entire incident lasted a little over two hours.

Volunteers from Ceresco, Valparaiso, Malcolm and Waverly all responded to assist Raymond with the fire.

Chad Wright is the owner of the field where the fire burned.

“We are grateful for the incredible job the volunteer firefighters preformed,” he told 10/11 NOW. “Because of their incredible work, no real harm or damage occurred.”

Wright says about 15 to 20 acres were burned, but the cause is unclear.