Multiple cars damaged in prescribed grass fire near Denton

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A prescribed grass fire got out of control on Monday and damaged multiple cars at a property near Denton.

Around 11:54 a.m., Southwest Rural Fire responded to the prescribed grass fire that had gotten out of control.

The controlled burn was going well until the wind picked up and a “mini fire tornado” started, Fire Chief Philip Nalley said.

Seven to eight scrap vehicles on the property were damaged in the fire.  The amount of damage is currently unknown.

The fire took about an hour to extinguish, Nalley said.

The Crete Fire Department also assisted at the grass fire.  No injuries were reported, according to fire crews at the scene.


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