Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First


Crews Battling Carter Canyon Fire

A large wildfire south of Gering destroyed three homes as August began on Monday and damaged several others as it continued to spread through the dry vegetation in Nebraska’s Wildcat Hills. As of Monday afternoon, aerial surveillance showed the Carter Canyon Fire to be at 15,591 acres, an increase from 13,051 acres yesterday due to significant wind-driven runs. The fire remains at 30 percent contained, not because of lost containment line, but increases in acreage.

“Fire managers are expecting to see increased containment over the next few days. Pockets of timber will continue to burn until we...

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