By Nick Starling email@example.com
Fires spread rapidly just south of the town of Oxford, Neb. on Tuesday.
Around 3:30 p.m. local firefighters responded to a grass fire...but it kept spreading thanks to scorching conditions and high winds.
Officials say the fire was about 6 miles long and around 2 miles wide in most parts.
"I think it's a day from Hell. Way, way too hot. Way too windy," said Lee Bosh who owns land nearby.
One family that was in the path of the fire were the Longs. Their house was just 5 feet from being burned down.
"Shock, I just got off work and my wife called me and told me that we had a fire out by our place and I drove pretty quickly home," said Keith Long.
"If people wouldn't have been here to help before I got here my house probably would have been on fire," said Long.
The fire just burned down wheat and corn crops.
Officials are still investigating what caused the fire.