Nebraska fire investigator determines cause of destructive Lancaster County wildfire

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency determined the cause of a wildfire that scorched parts of southwest Lancaster County on Sunday.

Chief Investigator Adam Matzner said Tuesday that the blaze, which began in Gage County, was ignited accidentally.

“The shredder was shredding weeds/grass on the property that resulted in the accidental ignition of weeds/grass,” Matzner wrote in a statement.

The amount of acres burned in the fire is still unknown.

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