Norfolk firefighters face difficult conditions while battling grass fire
By Sarah Te Slaa, Multimedia Producer/ Anchor - email
Near Norfolk, Neb. (KTIV) -
The record breaking temperatures, extremely dry conditions, and gusty winds made for difficult conditions for the Norfolk Fire Division fighting a grass fire.
Norfolk firefighters responded to the grass fire 4500 West Nucor Road at about 5:15 Wednesday afternoon. When crews arrived, nearly 30 acres were on fire and the flames were getting closer to a nearby home and barn. Firefighters saved the buildings, but the wind blew the fire into the pasture, tree line, and corn field.
It took about 50 firefighters and 10 trucks from nearby departments about 30 minutes to get the fire under control and another two hours to put out the fire.
Two firefighters received minor injuries and a third was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Fire investigators are still looking into what started the fire.
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