(Neb.)-Cottonwood Fire Looking Better After Firefighter Efforts
(Harrison)-More crews were called in during the day to help firefighting efforts at the Cottonwood Fire northeast of Harrison. Harrison Volunteer Fire Chief J.W. Geiser said that it was a good day, and the weather worked in their favor better than it had. They were able to get a line around the blaze and get some containment to it.
A rough estimate of the size of the fire is 3,000 plus acres, but Geiser said no structures have been burned. He stated the strike team from Scottsbluff has been a great help, as is the helicopter that made several drops today, and will be back tomorrow. He was thankful the wind didn't kick up as was originally thought.
Geiser said the fire is not considered contained, but it is much better than it was 24 hours ago. He doesn't want to get too optimistic, but Geiser said it is possible that if all things fall into place, this situation could be taken care of within the next day or so. However, it is a waiting game at this point.
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