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Hackberry Fire Response Continues

State Supports Local Response

Aug. 10 — The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency worked with multiple state agencies to provide support to local incident command on the Hackberry Wildfire which started due to lightning 20 miles east of Harrisburg in Banner County, Aug. 5. As of Monday afternoon incident command and local fire officials report the estimated 6,000- acre fire as 95 percent contained.

Gov. Pete Ricketts declared a state of emergency for the fire, once local authorities had tapped into all their available resources, which allowed state resources to be directed toward the fire.

“The wildfire response has truly b...


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