Grass Fires Burn North Of Plattsmouth

By: Chase Moffitt, The Associated Press Email
By: Chase Moffitt, The Associated Press Email

Firefighters battled a pair of grass fires off Highway 75 north of Plattsmouth Saturday afternoon.

Flames were first reported just before 4 p.m. at Highway 75 and Beach Road south of the Platte River. Residents on Beach Road were advised to be ready to evacuate, but that order never came.

A second blaze broke out nearby west of Beach Road near Buccaneer Bay Road and the Bay Hills Golf Course. No injuries were reported.

One of the fires was caused when a landowner burned brush on his property. Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Dudek said the fire spread quickly through the tall grass and accessing it was a challenge.

Firefighters dealt with another brush fire aided by gusty winds near Bellevue.


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