A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued.
High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha area. Firefighters report the brush fires burned up dry grass and stubble, but didn’t spread to any structures. One wildfire near Grand Island burned out before it reached a subdivision.
No injuries were reported.
The Weather Service says the fire danger remains in Nebraska, though the winds should subside a bit. The state forecast for today calls for highs in the 60s in western and northern Nebraska and in the lower 70s in southeastern Nebraska.