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Controlled Burns Get Out Of Control Quickly In Drought Conditions

A series of fires this week, many caused by controlled burns that got out of hand, highlight the dangers of burning in severe drought conditions and the extra attention that must be paid.According to the National Weather Services, most of Nebraska remains in moderate to severe drought conditions, with a few areas, such as Boone County, qualifying as “extreme drought.”On Monday, March 1, Jefferson...

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