Lawsuit Over Injuries From 2012 Fire Settled

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A man severely injured in an unauthorized controlled burn near the Nebraska-South Dakota border in 2012 will receive $550,000 to help pay his medical bills.

The lawsuit Bryan Bluebird Jr. filed against the village of Rushville, its volunteer fire department, Sheridan County and the Sheridan County sheriff was settled last week.

Bluebird's lawyer said his client is pleased with the result.

Court documents show that fire officials failed to get permission from the landowner or a permit before setting the field on fire. Officials also apparently failed to search the field thoroughly beforehand.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 238305271