The weather may have been nice for spending the day outside, but the conditions were perfect for grass fires to ignite and spread quickly.
At least four fires ignited around southeast Nebraska Sunday afternoon. Temperatures warmed quickly throughout the day thanks to a southwest wind.
That wind lowers humidity and creates drier air. With dry grass and no snow covering the ground, large fires were reported near La Vista, Springfield, Syracuse and Raymond, Nebraska.
Conditions are expected to improve Monday as the wind dies down. However, fire dangers are still high because of a lack of snow cover and low humidity levels.