Two Nebraska state parks reopen after wildfire in Jefferson County


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The state parks at Rock Creek Station have reopened after wildfires threatened several buildings.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced the reopening on Monday.

Officials say the state historical park was significantly damaged in the Rock Creek Fire, but all of the park’s buildings were narrowly saved.

The state recreation area, which offers camping and hiking trails, was unharmed.

Recreationists looking to use the trails in either park are asked to contact the park office, as some trails were heavily damaged.

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency reported the Rock Creek Fire at 80% containment, but crews were mopping up its final portions.

Over 1,800 acres were destroyed in the blaze, officials say.

The fire damaged one home and destroyed another. One injury was reported.

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