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10/12/2012

Eight departments team up to contain Central Nebraska blaze...

OCONTO, Neb. (AP) - Firefighters from eight departments have contained a fire that blackened several hundred acres in central Nebraska.

The flames briefly threatened a homestead near the Custer-Dawson county line. No injuries and no damage to structures were reported.

Custer County emergency manager Shawn Owens says a spray plane helped firefighters. Nebraska Highway 21 was blocked off periodically so the plane could land and reload with water.

Owens says an initial estimate is that more than 2 square miles were charred. The fire cause is being investigated.


AP-WF-10-12-12 1146GMT



© 2012 Associated Press.


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