INCIDENT INFORMATION

INCIDENT UPDATES 2022 - 2023

Rain Overnight Aids in Combating Smokey Fire in Panhandle

RELEASE DATE: Sep 16, 2022

Incident: Banner County Fire

Rain Overnight Aids in Combating Smokey Fire in Panhandle Banner County, Neb.  —  Incident command staff at the Smokey Fire, about 15 miles southeast of Gering, are optimistic...

Containment Begins on Banner County Fire

RELEASE DATE: Sep 15, 2022

Incident: Banner County Fire

Banner County, Neb.  —  Incident Commander Tim Grubbs, fire chief for the Banner County Volunteer Fire Department, said crews are making progress on monitoring, maintaining and...

Air Assets, 30 Volunteer Fire Departments Battle Banner County Fire

RELEASE DATE: Sep 14, 2022

Incident: Banner County Fire

Banner County, Neb.  —  Erratic winds and a temperature inversion trapping smoke near the ground, are some of the obstacles facing firefighters in the 3,700-acre Smokey Fire in Western...

Carter Canyon Fire 100% Contained

RELEASE DATE: Aug 08, 2022

Incident: Carter Canyon Wildfire

Nathan Flowers, Gering Fire Department fire chief reported, the Carter Canyon Fire southwest of Gering was 100% contained as of Aug. 8. "Interior pockets will continue to burn until...

Firefighters Transition Operations as Carter Canyon Fire Nears Complete Containment

RELEASE DATE: Aug 03, 2022

Incident: Carter Canyon Wildfire

Crews are scaling back operations on the Carter Canyon Fire as aerial observations show containment to be at 85 percent, with the fire’s footprint remaining at 15,630 acres. ...

Firefighters Maintain Carter Canyon Fire Perimeter While Keeping an Eye to Weather

RELEASE DATE: Aug 02, 2022

Incident: Carter Canyon Wildfire

Crews are continuing to monitor shifting winds and fluid weather conditions as they work to contain the Carter Canyon Fire’s perimeter and patrol the interior for hot spots. As of 5:00 pm...

Crew works to Maintain Perimeter of Carter Canyon Wildfire

RELEASE DATE: Aug 01, 2022

Incident: Carter Canyon Wildfire

A large wildfire south of Gering has destroyed three homes and damaged several others as it continues to spread through the dry vegetation in Nebraska’s Wildcat Hills. As of this afternoon,...

Nebraska Type 3 Assumes Command of Road 702 Fire

RELEASE DATE: Apr 29, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

April 29, 2022, CAMBRIDGE  —  The Nebraska Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed control of the Road 702 Fire from the Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1...

Road 702 Fire Update -- Thursday, April 28

RELEASE DATE: Apr 28, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Thursday  9 am Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One Dan Dallas, Incident Commander Special Note:  The increase in acreage is due the inclusion of unburned...

Wildfires Break Out Across Nebraska

RELEASE DATE: Apr 27, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Local State and Federal Resources Respond to Multiple Fires Across the State   27-Apr-22 (Lincoln, NEB.)  —  Nebraska faced significant challenges over the past several...

Road 702 Fire Update -- April 27

RELEASE DATE: Apr 27, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Wednesday, 9 am Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One Dan Dallas, Incident Commander Road 702 Current Situation: Firefighters continued to make progress on containing...

Road 702 Fire Update -- April 26

RELEASE DATE: Apr 26, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

April 26, 2022 Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One Dan Dallas, Incident Commander Special Safety and Weather Information: A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon until 8...

Road 702 Fire Update -- April 25

RELEASE DATE: Apr 25, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One  Dan Dallas, Incident Commander Special Safety Information:  There are many interior pockets of unburned vegetation within the...

Nebraska Spring 22 Fire Update

RELEASE DATE: Apr 24, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One Dan Dallas, Incident Commander Special Note:  The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One (CIMT1), with Dan Dallas as...

Nebraska Spring Fires Complex 2022

RELEASE DATE: Apr 23, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Nebraska Wildfires Burn in Multiple Locations The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated yesterday evening at the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to coordinate a statewide response...

Multiple Fire Departments Fight Large Wildfire in South Central Nebraska

RELEASE DATE: Apr 08, 2022

Incident: Road 702 Fire

Local and state assets are continuing their response to the wildfire in Gosper and Furnas counties that has burned nearly 30,000 acres. Both counties issued emergency declarations Friday morning...