- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HARRISBURG, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska authorities say a Banner County fire has burned about 1,000 acres of grass and timber.

Fire Chief Tim Grubbs tells KNEB (https://bit.ly/1lvBfKf ) that 75 firefighters from six departments responded to the Sunday fire. It broke out about seven miles west of Harrisburg. Grubbs said windy weather and rugged terrain near the Wildcat Hills made the flames hard to contain.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze Sunday night and watched for hotspots Monday and Tuesday.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. No injuries were reported.

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Information from: KNEB-AM, https://www.kneb.com


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