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By Hannah Christensen
Nebraska News Service 

Area evacuated near Halsey, Nebraska National Forest

Wildfire destroys 4-H camp

 

October 6, 2022

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Up in smoke • A wildfire rages through the Nebraska National Forest, near Halsey, Sunday. Mike Moody, assistant chief of the Purdum Volunteer Fire Department, died from a medical emergency while battling the fire.

The Bovee Fire started in the Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District near Halsey, Oct. 2. According to the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, it is likely human caused.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, officials reported the fire had burned 100 acres. Four hours later, it had grown to an estimated 15,000 acres.

Authorities gave evacuation orders for Halsey and nearby campgrounds that day.

As of Oct. 3, the fire is at zero percent containment. However, officials with Nebraska NF&G said progress has been made on the north and east sides of the fire.

More than 100 firefighters are...



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