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WIND DRIVEN FIELD FIRES KEEP FIREFIGHTERS BUSY

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DRY FIELD CONDITIONS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MILES AN HOUR HELPED FUEL SEVERAL BRUSH FIRES IN IOWA AND NEBRASKA SATURDAY.

LE MARS FIRE CHIEF DAVE SCHIPPER SAYS FIRES BROKE OUT ACROSS PLYMOUTH COUNTY BEGINNING AROUND 12:30 P.M.

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AT ONE POINT ALL 7 FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY WERE OUT ON CALLS:

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CONDITIONS WERE JUST AS BAD IN PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEBRASKA WHERE THERE WAS A LARGE WILDFIRE NORTH OF LYONS.

THURSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED AND THE WALTHILL SCHOOL WAS USED AS A TEMPORARY SHELTER.

ANOTHER FIELD FIRE TOOK PLACE SOUTH OF NORFOLK.

OVER 80 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THAT CORNFIELD BLAZE INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

Photos by Dakota County Emergency Management & Nick Gengler