Rural Nebraska fire department warns that wildfire risk is not over

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — As Nebraska heads into winter, the Red Willow Western Rural Fire Department is asking farmers to be prepared for more fires.

This comes just after it was called to a field fire Monday afternoon.

The fire south of McCook was quickly knocked down before it spread further into the still-standing corn or into the river bottom.

But the department is asking local farmers to keep their disc harrows hooked up in case of another fire.

Until the state sees substantial precipitation, fire risk remains high.

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