Nebraska State Fire Marshal puts out call for more resources in fight against Post Fire
CRAWFORD, NE — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal is asking for more resources as crews in the panhandle battle two wildfires.
Friday afternoon, the State Fire Marshal published the following on its Facebook page:
"As of 15:00 on 9/17/2021 the "Post Fire" near Crawford is in need of additional grass rigs, tenders and people. If your fire district or department might be able to provide assistance, please send an email to [email protected] to get details on how to offer these resources."
According to Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, they have plenty of perishable food items. They are looking for non-perishable donations of items such as eye drops, t-shirts, socks and chap-stick.
For more information on donations, call the Crawford VFD at 308-665-2211.
The latest update from Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands says the Post Fire is near 1,000 acres burned. There are just over 100 people working the fire. It is zero percent contained.
Crews are also battling the Vista Trend Fire near Scottsbluff Friday. The latest update on that blaze is 3,600 acres burned and 10 percent contained.
Winds were expected to gust to 26 mph in the area Friday with highs in the 70s.
Picture above shows the Post Fire on Thursday, Sept. 16. Photo Courtesy: Chadron Fire Department.