Otoe County Crews Battle Grass Fire

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Fire crews in Otoe County battled a grass fire between Syracuse and Dunbar Sunday afternoon.

The blaze ignited near county roads 42 and I, about 10 miles east of Syracuse. The fire burned so quickly, five departments had to respond.

Crews say this is something they may see more of as spring moves into the heartland.

"Most of our land is crops, so we usually don't have that big of a problem," said Syracuse Fire Chief Bruce Neeman. "But it's that time of year. It's dry and with the wind the way it was, it pushed it pretty quick."

Only one home had to be evacuated and it didn't suffer any damage. At this point, no word on what may have sparked the blaze.

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