Volunteer fire departments battle large grass fire near Lincoln on Thursday night

The flames broke out just after 8:45 p.m. on the south side of I-80, just west of the Highway 6 exit.
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 10:24 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Volunteer firefighters just outside of far northeast Lincoln had their hands full Thursday night with a large grass fire that broke out.

It started just after 8:45 p.m. on the south side of I-80 near the 98th Street bridge. 10/11 NOW’s Skyview camera captured the large flames spreading quickly along the south side of the interstate. Crews were posted up along the interstate and on 98th Street, north of Highway 6.

Volunteers from Waverly, Southeast and Raymond were all called to put out the flames, which took close to an hour to extinguish.

It’s unclear if there’s been any damage or how many acres were burned. No injuries have been reported.