Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Southwest Rural Fire, and the National Guard were called to a grass fire at around 11 a.m. Tuesday near the People's City Mission. Lincoln Fire Inspector Chuck Schweitzer said one man near the scene was taken to the hospital for breathing issues. It's uncertain whether it was related to the fire.
Fire officials at the scene say the high winds helped spread the fire quickly across nearly 20 acres of grassland north of the mission. Schweitzer said the cause is under investigation.