An emergency declaration to the Nebraska Emergency Management agency was submitted Friday
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – State agencies and local resources are combining forces to control a large wildfire that broke out around 7pm Thursday night.
Reports say the fire has burned an estimated 2,500 acres in Banner county, southeast of Harrisburg.
Two Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters are on the way to the fire to provide air support. The helicopters are carrying 780-gallon water buckets. A Colorado air tanker has also been requested to assist with suppression efforts.
No injuries have been reported and currently, no houses are believed to be in danger.
As dry conditions carry into the weekend, fire weather is expected to remain elevated.
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