Tag Archives: Nebraska

USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

78-year-old firefighter was on his third wildfire call of the day     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis M. Bender, 78, of the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department ...

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Nebraska Firefighter Dies While Battling Brush Fire

Ponca Hills firefighter suffered a medical emergency     FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer with a fire department in the Omaha area has died while helping fight a brush fire near Fort Calhoun. Dennis Bender was a volunteer ...

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Fire Blackens Thousands of Acres in Nebraska

Crop-duster used to drop water     NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Crews and vehicles from 14 departments and a crop-dusting plane kept a brush fire from destroying any structures or injuring anyone in western Nebraska’s Lincoln County, authorities said. ...

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Nebraska Fire Danger High with High Winds, Low Humidity

Red flag warning from NWS     By The Associated Press Dangerous weather conditions for brush fires were forecast Thursday for much of Nebraska, meteorologists said. A red flag warning from the National Weather Service said low humidity and wind ...

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USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

Firefighter collapsed after grass fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper, 46, of the Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad on February 23, 2020. On ...

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Nebraska National Forest Fire Burns About 600 Acres

Fire appears to have been accidental     DUNNING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning. A National Forest Service ...

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Wildfire Training Set in Nebraska

Prescribed burn in Wildcat Hills     GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy. The exercises are scheduled for Sept. 14 ...

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Firefighters Hit Hot Spots from Nebraska Wildfire

Hundreds of acres blackened   MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have been detailed to handle hot spots left by a wildfire that destroyed a house and blackened hundreds of acres as it threatened McCook in southwest Nebraska. At least one ...

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