Fire destroys 50 acres of wheat near Ogallala

OGALLALA - No injuries were reported in a grass fire north of Ogallala at 12:03 a.m. Friday. 

The Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department says a lightning strike from a late-night non-severe thunderstorm started the blaze and burned approximately 50 acres of standing wheat. 

The fire was put out by 4:30 a.m.

OVFD responded with a command truck and three brush trucks. Brule, Paxton, Grant, Big Springs and Madrid also responded to the scene.

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