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Courtesy Photo | Kerry Miller

A total of nine area fire departments were called out to a grass fire northwest of Stratton on Saturday. Many were called back on Sunday to assist with hot spots and to a separate fire on Monday.

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Courtesy Photo | Jason Frederick, The Benkelman Post

Saturday’s fire, which burned approximately 2,500 acres of grassland, is believed to have started by this pickup while a local rancher was out checking fence.

High winds keep local fire departments on alert

Local firemen have been more than busy this week battling fires.



Wauneta Breeze

308-394-5389 (Phone)

308-394-5931 (Fax)

324 N. Tecumseh

PO Box 337

Wauneta NE 69045