Firefighters Battle Wildfires in Seven NE Counties

Firefighters worked to contain wildfires in seven Nebraska counties Thursday.

The Associated Press reported ( that crews struggled with drought conditions and stiff winds. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said the fires that began on Wednesday scorched an additional 58,000 acres in Nebraska, bringing the total acreage burned this year to about 300,000 acres–an area almost the size of Los Angeles.

Firefighters contained or has almost contained most of the fires by Thursday afternoon, but strong winds were complicating some of the firefighting efforts. Fires were reported in Cherry, Holt, Knox, Boone, Merrick, Nance, and Fillmore Counties.

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