Prescribed Burn East Of Broken Bow Briefly Gets Out Of Control Wednesday Evening

A prescribed burn east of Broken Bow and north of the Adams Land and Cattle feedlot, briefly got out of control on Wednesday, April 15.

According to Broken Bow Fire and EMS Coordinator Andy Holland, Broken Bow Fire was dispatched to the scene at approximately 4:45 PM where it was reported a prescribed burn began to burn out of control after the wind switched directions. Holland stated that the fire burned approximately 50 additional acres of land before it was controlled.

After returning to the station at approximately 8 PM, fire crews were immediately sent back out to the scene as the fire had started back up. Holland said by the time crews made it back to the scene of the fire, the flames had been controlled.

Ansley, Mason City, and Merna fire departments provided 10 firemen along with trucks to help aid the 14 firemen dispatched from Broken Bow. Two EMT’s were also dispatched to the scene to provide medical help if needed.

No buildings were in danger of being destroyed and no one was injured in helping to extinguish the fire.