Grass fire causes mandatory evacuation of eastern Nebraska school

Courtesy Staplehurst Volunteer Fire And Rescue

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Students at the school in Staplehurst were evacuated Thursday due to a fire in the area.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office says a grass fire broke out south of the village sometime after noon.

As a result, Our Redeemer Lutheran School was placed under a mandatory evacuation around 2 p.m.

Parents were asked to immediately pick up their children.

Officials say the fire came within 300 yards of the school, which sits at the south end of the village.

But the fire was extinguished within 30 minutes after Staplehurst Volunteer Fire and Rescue arrived, according to the sheriff’s office.

By 2:15 p.m., the sheriff’s office said the threat to the village was over.

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