Boyd County blaze being battled by multiple fire departments

BOYD COUNTY, Neb. -- A large fire has blanketed large swaths of Boyd County in northeast Nebraska.

At least 13 fire departments from Nebraska and South Dakota have responded to a scene that started at approximately 7:00 p.m.

KBRX reports that the fire started on the south side of the Niobrara River and stretched as far as the south side of Spencer and Highway 281.

Authorities were still battling the blaze late into the night and are asking that the public avoid the scene. Authorities continued to combat the fire into Thursday morning.

This is a developing situation. Stay tune to News Channel Nebraska for updates.