Massive Wildfire In Southeast Nebraska Has Claimed More Than 2600 Acres

A massive wildfire in southeast Nebraska has already burned more than 2,600 acres of land and is threatening homes in the area.

The Jefferson and Saline County Emergency Management says multiple residences in the area have been evacuated and flames are threatening homes and buildings near Endicott and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.

News reports from the area says at least 12 different fire agencies are expected to be in the area to help battle the blazes today. The Nebraska Fire Marshal’s Office’s Wildland Incident Response and Assistance Team is helping to coordinate the efforts.

The fires are thought to have started when sparks from a fire at the Aulden Bar Wildlife Management Area in Iowa jumped across the Missouri River over the weekend.