After six-straight days of battling wildfires in north-central Nebraska, one fire chief says he's close to declaring the nearly 100,000-acre Fairfield Creek Fire "contained."
Wight says firefighters will learn early Thursday whether they were able to keep the fires, which have burned about 113 square miles altogether. Graig Kinzie, KBRB Radio says, "They got good containment on all sides of that Fairfield Creek fire. And, as of last night was really the first optimistic words we were hearing from our area fire chiefs. And then today they had a lot more state and federal resources in there. I think they had 10 aircraft flying today dropping water and fire retardant on the hot spots in some of the bad areas."
Even if fire officials declare the Fairfield Creek Fire "contained" soon, there will still be some hot spots along the entire corridor for days to come.
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