Fire roars north Sunday
November 12, 2020
Sunday, was warm and dry with steady wind speeds of 25 to 35 miles per hour and wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. A fire broke out along Highway 136 just west of Road 3800. Nuckolls County dispatch received the call at approximately 2:45 p.m. It is presumed to have been started by a cigarette discarded out the window of a passing vehicle. No official cause has been released as of yet.
The fire quickly traveled approximately 4 1/2 miles north to Road PQ. At one point it was nearly half a mile wide. Farmers from around the area brought in their tractors and discs to help slow th...