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Wildfire hot spots rekindle, destroying second barn and equipment at Hallam farm

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Wildfire flames rekindled at a farm in southwest Lancaster County, destroying more than $12,000 in equipment, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday night around 10 p.m., deputies and firefighters were called to a farm off SW 100th St and W Princeton Road, in Hallam, for a fire.

According to LSO, the fire was a rekindling of the wildfire flames from Sunday and this property had already lost a barn during that fire.

Deputies explained that a three-sided barn was fully engulfed and the barn, a grain wagon, as well as lumber were all destroyed in the rekindling of the wildfire.

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The total loss is estimated to be roughly $12,600 in damage, according to deputies.

While the wildfires had been considered ‘contained’, LSO said there are still hot spots that are rekindling and soot is gathered in the ditches.

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Deputies said they do not believe the rekindling of the fires is suspicious.

10/11 drone video of burn scars from Sunday’s wildfires in southern Lancaster County.

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