40 firefighters battle grass fire near Kearney

40 firefighters battle grass fire near Kearney (NTV News)

Dozens of firefighters spent several hours battling a grass fire that sparked near Kearney on Wednesday.

According to the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, grass caught fire at around 11:33 a.m. at 145th Road and Poole Avenue northeast of Kearney.

31 Kearney firefighters and nine Gibbon firefighters worked for several hours, getting the fire under control at around 2:08 p.m. Firefighters remained in the area, putting out hot spots until around 3:30 p.m.

Officials said approximately 100 acres of land was burned, and they said the fire was sparked by a mechanical failure of a truck that was driving north on Poole Avenue.

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