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Where There’s Smoke

By Gordon HopkinsFirefighters spent the weekend battling a multitude of fires across several counties in southeast Nebraska, which forced evacuations and has left hundreds of acres burned.On Saturday, October 22, 2022, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning to several Midwestern states, including Nebraska. A Red Flag Warning means any fires that ignite can quickly spread and get out of control and people should use caution. The warning was issued due to high winds predicted to be between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts at 50 mph or more, high temperatures and relative humidity as low as 25 percent.Jefferson CountyShortly...

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