Part of Nebraska National Forest on fire again

Halsey Fire
A wildfire burns at the Nebraska National Forest.
Courtesy: Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A wildfire at the Nebraska National Forest forced the evacuation of campgrounds and the village of Halsey on Sunday.

The blaze at the Bessey Ranger District, about 80 miles northeast of North Platte, was likely “human-caused,” according to a Facebook post by Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands.

By 5:30 p.m., multiple air tankers had been dispatched to fight the fire, the post said.

The Forest Service said the fire “is moving very quickly.”

In May, a fire burned 4,000 acres in the same area of the forest.

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