In Hebron, potential wildfire stopped with handy fire extinguisher

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — In Hebron, having a fire extinguisher handy while working in the field kept a farmer and his land safe from a potential wildfire.

When a fire sparked in the engine area of his machinery, the farmer was able to knock down the fire well enough until the local fire department arrived.

Given the high winds and drought conditions, the Hebron Fire Department said this spark could have easily caught and spread.

On Facebook, the McCool Junction Volunteer Fire Department asked farmers to carry fire extinguishers while working in case of a similar situation.

Drought conditions persisted this year after a winter with very little snow.

Depending on precipitation this winter, dry conditions could continue into next year.

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