Custer County fire remains contained but crews looking for hot spots

Broken Bow fire that burned 900 acres of land remains 100% contained

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (KLKN) — A fire that burned approximately 900 acres of land is still 100 percent contained, says the Broken Bow fire department.

At 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, a grass fire started on the southwest corner of a prescribed burn south of Broken Bow. A land owner was observing the fire lines when they noticed it had reignited and contacted dispatch, according to Broken Bow fire chief Jason Baum.

The wind caused a hotspot to reignite and the fire began to quickly spread into nearby pastures, Baum said. The fire was particularly hard to control because of the cedar trees on the area and limited access to the pastures.

Fire crews stayed on scene overnight and remain patrolling hot spots as of Monday afternoon.

All Custer County fire departments, Arrow Aviation, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Custer County Emergency Management, Custer County communications and a task force from Hall County all assisted in containing the fire.

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