Fire near Wauneta
Fire burned an estimated 500 acres of land Friday north of Wauneta. Rod Wheeler, on whose property the fire began, said the cause is uncertain but it may have been started by a pickup. Wheeler discovered the blaze in late morning while he was out checking on some cattle. Fire departments from Wauneta, Imperial, Hayes Center and Palisade had it under control within a couple of hours. There were no injuries.