Carter Canyon Fire pulls in local fire departments to assisst


August 4, 2022

Courtesy of Klent Schnell Bushnell VFD

Above: A plane drops a specially designed fire retardant called Phos-Chek, a mixture of mainly water and fertilizer, on the Carter Canyon fire.

Summer storms with lightning are suspected in starting the fast spreading Carter Canyon fire. The origin of the fire is believed to be started by lightning about five miles southwest of Gering, Nebraska. This quick moving fire has consumed over 13,000 acres and is only about thirty percent contained. The urgency of this fast moving fire brought a call out to all area fire departments.

Nebraska Forest Service Public Information Officer Ben Bohall stated, "There are 35 different fire departments supplying crews in fighting this fire. Crews from Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota sent crews to...

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