Rakes, water cans used to put out grass fire

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Water cans and rakes were used by Lincoln Fire and Rescue to put out a grass fire on Wednesday after soggy ground made it difficult for vehicles to drive to the fire.

LFR said on Wednesday around 2:15 p.m., a call came into the area of 27th and 33rd streets, south of Superior.

According to LFR, a number of homeless individuals stay in the area, and with the ground being soft along a nearby creek, the heavy fire apparatus could not drive close to the fire.

Crews got creative, using water cans and rakes to put out the fire.

LFR said it took nearly an hour and a half to manage the situation.