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Windy conditions fueled several wildfires in Siouxland

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UNDATED (KTIV/US92) - High winds fueled several field and grass fires in Siouxland.

Dry conditions didn't help either.

Numerous fire crews responded to a massive fire northeast of Madison, Nebraska around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Flames could be seen for about a one-mile stretch.

Departments from Madison, Norfolk, Stanton and Humphrey battled the fire with wind gusts as high as 45-miles per hour.

Investigators aren't sure yet what caused this fire.

Also, from northeast Nebraska firefighters from Winside, Carroll and Hoskins responded to a field fire a little over a mile west of Winside.

It started about an hour before the one near Madison.

Windy conditions caused a controlled burn to swell near a farm house.

Outside of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa a grass fire broke out near Highway 75 and 220th street.

The fire spread to both sides of the road, scorching the ditches.

Authorities say the fire could have been caused by a spark from a nearby train or a cigarette.

The road did get shut down for a short time.

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