In Nebraska, wind plays a big part in fire prevention and sometimes can be the reason why some fires continue to burn.
"When it gets real windy like this, we check for hot embers and stuff like that," Fort Kearny maintenance worker John Plettner said.
Plettner makes sure all the campfires at Fort Kearny are put out in the morning. This is just one of the many tasks he does to prevent dangerous fires.
"With a park this size, we're able to spread out and divide and conquer," he said.
Fort Kearny has over 100 fire rings the maintenance crew must check daily. They carry buckets, shovels and swatters while inspecting the rings, and make sure they keep an eye out for burning embers.
They may think they have it out, but with the wind coming up later it will reignite that
piece of wood," supervisor Gene Hunt said.
"The number one goal is to make sure that all the people camping out here are safe and
they follow the regulations so nobody ever gets hurt and so everybody can enjoy a good time out here," Plettner said.