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11 Mile Blaze Confirmed to Be Extinguished, Numbers Still Unknown

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A central Nebraska wildfire that charred at lease 11 square miles of crops and rangeland has been extinguished.

Friday a dispatcher with the Howard County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the blaze north of St. Paul had been out.

Neither the dispatcher nor Howard County Emergency Manager Michelle Woiltalewicz had updated numbers on how much land was burned. Details on how many buildings were damaged or how many head of cattle were killed in the fires are also yet to be determined and released.

On Thursday, Woiltalewicz had said that the fire that began Monday and was spread by high winds Wednesday destroyed one abandoned home and barn and killed several cattle. One firefighter also sustained minor injuries.

The fire had been mostly contained Wednesday, but flared again Thursday. Snow later Thursday helped knock the fire down.


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