Firefighters from six Omaha-area departments working in cold and windy conditions early Friday battled a stubborn lot fire in east Omaha.
The fire was reported at the City of Omaha's yard lot at 11th and Locust Streets about 9 p.m. Thursday. Locust and 11th Streets were shut for some time while firefighters were at work.
Fire crews were still on the scene hours later as the sun rose Friday morning.
The large lot contains such combustible items as tree limbs and railroad ties.
Complicating crews' efforts was a water-main break that occurred about the same time as the fire began, according to Douglas County emergency 911 dispatchers.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighting units and their water-tanker trucks from Ponca Hills, Irvington, Bennington, Carter Lake and Fort Calhoun were called in to assist the Omaha Fire Department.
The City of Omaha uses the lot for disposal of debris and other items even though it is situated in Carter Lake, Iowa.