Authorities issue burn ban in rural Hall County due to dry conditions

Burn ban in rural Hall County due to dry conditions. (NTV News)

Firefighters responded to a grass fire in rural Hall County on Saturday, where crews worked to extinguish a pasture fire about five miles east of Grand Island.

High winds and warm temperatures fueled the flames, causing the fire to eventually jump a canal that runs through the field.

Officials from the Grand Island Rural Fire Department tells us conditions like Saturday's are prime for fire to spread quickly.

"High enough with the high humidity and warm temperatures and this thick grass it didn't take long for it to spread on us," said Grand Island Rural Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Keene. "No burning at all, I mean, we're going to shut down all permits starting a couple days ago there will be no burning in rural Hall County as of now."

Both Chapman and St. Libory Volunteer Fire Departments were called to help put out the fire. There's no word yet on what caused the fire.

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