Fire Burns Over 600 Acres At The Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District Near Halsey

Fire Burns Over 600 Acres At The Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District Near Halsey
Photo Credit: Kelsey Higgins

According to a post from the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands Facebook page, a fire took place in the evening on Saturday, November 16.

The fire, named the Hereford Fire, burned just less than 604 acres in the area of Signal Hill at the Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District near Halsey. As of Sunday evening, the human caused fire, believed to be accidental, was completely contained. The fire was contained to the grassland section of the district.

Volunteer fire departments responded from Anselmo, Brewster, Dunning, Halsey, Mullen, Purdum, Seneca, Stapleton, and Thedford.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

(Click to enlarge) Triange: Natick Campground; Circle: Location of Hereford Fire
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