The ingredients, warm temperatures, dry conditions and high winds were all in place yesterday afternoon for brush fires to break out around the area. North of Lincoln, flames from a grass fire Saturday afternoon near 98th and Raymond Road threatened nearby acreages due to high winds. Adam Stephenson lives in the area near 84th and Waverly Road and tells KFOR News they noticed the smoke starting to blow toward their direction about 4:30 Saturday afternoon. According to the Waverly Assistant Fire Chief, people in the area were shooting exploding targets with rifles. That fire was doused shortly after.
Folks living and working in the 2nd and "A" neighborhood got quite a scare Saturday as a grass fire spread quickly and started to threaten homes and businesses. It happened just after 5 o'clock near 2nd and "A" Street. 10/11 News reporter Josh Kellams was at the scene and tells KFOR News most of the area on the southside of "A" Street along Salt Creek was charred and crews were able to get the fire under control before it reached the train tracks. LFR Battalion Chief Eric Jones said no one was injured to his knowledge, and he said some property of a nearby business was damaged, but that all structures were OK.