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Wildfire forces evacuations in Village of Halsey

A major wildfire in the Bessey Ranger District forced the evacuation of the Village of Halsey in central Nebraska Sunday.
Sunday, October 2nd 2022, 5:20 PM CDT
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The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Organization reported a major wildfire at the Bessey Ranger District near Halsey on Sunday.
The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Organization reported a major wildfire at the Bessey Ranger District near Halsey on Sunday.
Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands

HALSEY - A major wildfire in the Bessey Ranger District forced the evacuation of the Village of Halsey in central Nebraska Sunday.

The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Organization said the quickly-moving fire was likely human caused and jumped Highway 2.

Nearby campgrounds have also been evacuated. 

The forest services and area volunteer firefighters responded to the scene. 

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