Crews battle large grass fire southwest of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Multiple crews battled a large grass fire southwest of Lincoln near Denton on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was near Southwest 114th Street and West Saltillo Road.

By 6 p.m., the fire was out, and crews were leaving.

The blaze were reported after 3 p.m.

About 4:30 p.m., the Nebraska State Patrol began diverting traffic from the area.

Eight fire departments from Crete, Milford, Pleasant Dale, Hickman, Malcolm, Hallam, Wilbur and Dorchester responded.

Crete Fire Assistant Chief James Yost said the grass fire was caused by a swather cutting hay in the field.

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