Two Separate Grass Fires Keep Two Fire Departments Busy In Custer County

Two Separate Grass Fires Keep Two Fire Departments Busy In Custer County
Fire at Highway 183 and Weissert Road

CUSTER COUNTY— Ansley and Mason City Fire and Rescue departments were in full action in the late morning and afternoon on Monday, April 8 as they responded to two grass fires on the east side of Custer County. The first fire call came in around 11:14 AM with reports of a grass fire 1 ½ miles north of Berwyn. Both Ansley and Mason City responded and were able to put the fire out at around 12:30 PM.

As both fire departments were in the process of heading back to their respective stations, a second call came in with reports of a larger grass fire at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 183 and Weissert Road. Both departments responded immediately and were able to control the fire quickly and finished just before 2 PM.

The second fire was contained to the east side of Highway 183 and burned an area slightly larger than a football field. The fire did burn out of the ditch and caused some damage to the property directly east highway.

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