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Update to Fire in Rural area

Update: Positive Developments at Rock Creek Fire: Jefferson and Saline County Emergency Management reported progress combating the wildfire.

The Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and the adjacent state recreation area are closed until further notice. The historical park’s buildings were not damaged, though the fire came within feet of the structures. Crews dowsed them in fire-resistant foam prior to the fire reaching the historical park grounds.

Yesterday, a helicopter flew, dropping water on hot spots, and is expected to return today.

Firefighters held a briefing this morning. Emergency Management noted, “If mother nature cooperates and everything works good the crews should get a good handle on this incident.”

Officials continue to ask people to stay clear of the area.


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