An air quality advisory has been issued for parts of Nebraska east of Grand Island due to the potential for smoke from Kansas and Oklahoma grass fires, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Gusty winds during the day on Sunday fanned a scattering of grass fires in eastern Nebraska, and late in the evening a fast-moving thunderstor…
ARTHUR BAY, Neb. — A large grass fire at the north end of Lake McConaughy forced some residents to evacuate on Sunday.
Officials say the initial fire, believed to be “human-caused,” started at 10:44 p.m. Saturday on West Highway 92 near Arthur Bay.
Grass fires west and southwest of Omaha kept local volunteer fire departments jumping Monday afternoon. Much of the fire threat subsided when …
Omaha firefighters put out a small grass fire at Zorinsky Lake Monday afternoon.
However, drifting smoke from the still smoldering blaze in the Veterans Memorial Bridge area left a burning odor over downtown Omaha.
Another windy weekend is forecast, so emergency officials are on the alert for another outbreak of grass fires.
Firefighters from several departments went to Kennard, Nebraska, on Sunday to extinguish a blaze that started in a field and spread to a building.
As winter shifts into spring, fire season develops because the still-dead landscape serves as the fuel for fast-moving fires on days when the humidity drops and winds kick up.