NW Neb. fire mostly contained by firefighters

By: KLKN Newsroom
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(CHADRON, Neb.) (AP)  A wildfire burned roughly 100 acres in northwest Nebraska this weekend before firefighters were able to mostly contain it. The U.S. Forest Service says the Spotted Tail Fire began Saturday, and burned land about five miles south of Chadron.

Weston Burch, who oversaw the initial response, says volunteer firefighters did a good job of containing the fire and keeping it from spreading.

Officials estimated the fire was about 80 percent contained on Sunday. About 50 firefighters were working Sunday to strengthen containment lines around the fire. The land burned by the fire was part of the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands.