Mon Jul 2, 2012, 07:43 PM
Omaha Steve (35,822 posts)
Terrain hampering efforts to contain Nebraska wildfire (unique hand-planted forest & Daily Kos info)
Source: Omaha World Herald
By Paul Hammel
LINCOLN — A wildfire burning in Nebraska's unique hand-planted forest near Halsey, Neb., was reported 20 percent contained Monday morning as new crews rushed to replace local volunteers.
A lightning storm that passed through central Nebraska at midday Saturday was the suspected cause of the blaze on the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest.
Approximately 1,000 acres have burned at the “Camp 5 Fire,” about 22 miles southeast of Halsey.
Steep, sandy terrain and dense forest were hampering firefighting efforts, said Cyd Janssen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The burn area is a mixture of forest and grasslands between two now-closed campgrounds, Whitetail and Natick, that cater to ATV and horseback riders.
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Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:22 PM
PatrynXX (2,557 posts)
1. after a wind storm blew thru our area in Iowa in 2009
Mayor (not that I like him) has been burying cable and powerlines underground. Much of the 2 million without power might be with power if powerlines were underground. so when I hear power companies saying they've tone tons to make sure the power grid is in great shape. Bullshit. You still put the wires where the trees fall on them.