Fire loses becoming more clear


November 3, 2022

Mark Schultz lost approximately 20 antique cars, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, when a wildfire driven by 50 mile per hour winds roared north from near Bostwick to Nelson. He also lost a semi-truck. With about 10 minutes notice, he and his father were able to move a combine, tractor and planter away from the path of the fire.

Nick Elledge, Nuckolls County emergency services manager, has provided an update on the damage caused by last Sunday's massive wildfire. The blaze burned a swathe of Nuckolls County land two miles wide and more than 12 miles in length.

There were no injuries or livestock losses reported. One house was destroyed. Six agricultural out buildings fell victim to the fire.

South Central Public Power District reported 30 distribution poles, with a replacement cost of $1,000 each for material and labor, needed to be replaced. Two transmission buildings, valued at $30,000 each, were also destroyed.


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