- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

MINDEN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a cigarette caused a grassfire near the south-central Nebraska community of Minden.

The Minden Volunteer Fire Department and Kenesaw Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Saturday afternoon fire. No one was injured.

Authorities say a man raking leaves in his yard discarded a cigarette. That caused a fire to start in a pile of leaves.

North Platte television station KNOP-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1rPkyHd ) the fire burned a part of the man’s yard, five acres of grassland across the street and several trees. The man’s home also sustained minor damage.

The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes.

___

Information from: KNOP-TV, https://www.knopnews2.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide