Rural Firefighters Summoned to Permitted Burn, Southeast of Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice Rural Firefighters and equipment were sent to a permitted burn that jumped its’ boundaries yesterday, just southeast of Beatrice.

Firefighters were sent to the scene at around 3:50 p.m.  Beatrice Assistant Rural Fire Chief Matt Langley says a landowner had secured a permit to burn some waterways.

:16                  “some cornstalks”

The flames crossed a fence line to the north, burning some short grass but not advancing very far.  Langley says the fire did not cross any roadways and torched a total of about 30 acres.

:04                  “at all”

Assistant Chief Langley cautions that conditions remain very dry in rural areas.  With winds picking up occasionally and warmer temperatures, a fire can grow and spread quickly on dry vegetation.

:12                  “this weekend”

Langley says three grass-rigs, a fire truck and about a dozen firefighters were sent to the scene of the blaze, yesterday.   He says officials were on the scene for about an hour.  Langley says he returned to the location later, to douse some hotspots that had rekindled.

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