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Communities rally to battle Nuckolls County grass fire

Jan 28, 2024

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NUCKOLLS COUNTY — Residents worked Monday to pick up the pieces after a grass fire destroyed a home, three agricultural buildings, and more than 10,000 acres of farm ground Sunday afternoon.

Nicholas Elledge, Nuckolls County Emergency Management director, said an estimated 10,240 acres of farm ground burned in the fire, including six or seven quarters of standing corn waiting to be harvested and countless hay bales that were to be used to feed cattle through the winter.

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