Friday Fires Keep Area Crews Busy
(KCSR)-Fire crews were put back into action late Friday afternoon as several fires flared up in northwest Nebraska and southwest South Dakota.
High winds ushering in a cold front kicked up the Stenieke fire five miles south of Crawford around 4:45 Friday afternoon threatening buildings while moving quickly to the south.
Crews from Crawford, Harrison, Chadron, Hemingford and the Nebraska National Forest, along with two hand crews and aerial assests were operating on the fire late Friday evening.
Some residents east of Belmont were evacuated but no structures were known to be lost late Friday night.
Another fire north of Crawford was contained by crews from Ardmore and Oelrichs.
The Cascade Fire burned seven miles south of Hot Springs west of Highway 71 Friday, in the same area as the 2007 Alabaugh Fire. Structures were within 200 yards of the fires ignition point but crews were able to protect the buildings and that fire is fully contained and controlled at this time
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