Fire risks remain high


April 21, 2022

The drought conditions continue. And so do the strong winds. Both make extremely dangerous fire conditions, which have become too frequent the past several months.

Massive fires near Nelson, Guide Rock, Burr Oak and most recently, near Arapahoe, have burned thousands of acres of land, and consumed millions of dollars’ worth of feed, fences, equipment, and buildings, including homes and personal property. Vehicles have been destroyed and lives have been lost as volunteers attempt to fight these fires.

The official cause of most of these fires will never be known, but the impact on those...

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