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By LuAnn Schindler

Damaged acres in Holt County may be reassessed

Approximately 6,600 acres affected by fire


Courtesy graphic | Holt County Emergency Management

Mapping the damage • Areas of damage from a fire in northern Holt County is designated on a plat map. Holt County Emergency Management director, Deb Hilker, shared the map with supervisors at the June 30 meeting in O'Neill. The small green line indicates boundaries walked or driven by a forest service fire specialist. Red lines are exact boundaries and thick green lines are estimated boundaries

Damage from a lightning strike that ignited grassland and spread to a five- to six-mile-wide fire is still being assessed. Holt County Emergency Management director Deb Hilker presented a map of damaged acres and buildings to Holt County Supervisors at the group's June 30 meeting in O'Neill. Hilker said an estimated 6,600 acres were affected.

The topographical map is interfaced with a plat map to highlight people and acres affected by the fire, which started June 24, in the river bottom between Turkey Creek and Brush Creek, in northern Holt County. According to Hilker, she and Holt County A...

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