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Large fire in northwestern Otoe County

The scene of a large fire in northwestern Otoe County late Saturday afternoon.
The scene of a large fire in northwestern Otoe County late Saturday afternoon.(Ryan Swanigan (KOLN))
Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 6:05 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2021 at 7:23 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to a large fire in northwestern Otoe County late Saturday afternoon.

According to the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started on some property along 10th Road between Van Dorn Street and B Road.

Officials said people who were working on the property were taking parts off junk cars. During their operations some dry grass surrounding it caught fire, then spread out of control.

Firefighters from Eagle, Douglas and Palmyra volunteer fire departments are at the scene. It‘s unknown if there are any injuries.

The amount of damage done has not yet been released by the authorities or the State Fire Marshal.

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