Fire crews battle eastern Nebraska brush fire for nine hours

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Volunteer fire crews spent several hours on Thursday battling a brush fire along the Missouri River.

The Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department said the fire began around 1 p.m., and almost immediately, crews called in for help from nearby agencies.

The initial response ended around 10 p.m., but an hour later, crews were called back to extinguish a fire that was close to the city well house.

Strong winds, which pushed the fire into tall grass and trees, provided a challenge for firefighters, officials say.

The area was also difficult for vehicles to reach, according to the fire department.

Officials estimate that the fire burned around 130 acres, with a majority of damage done to vegetation, trees and brush.

In a Facebook post, the Plattsmouth department thanked crews who came to assist.

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