A large hay bale fire erupted on the northern edge of Lexington Sunday evening.
Lexington Volunteer Fire Dept responded along with assistance from Cozad Fire & Rescue and Overton Volunteer Fire Dept. The Lexington Police Department providing traffic control.
Residents in homes and an apartment complex were being evacuated as a precaution.
Winds were northwesterly at 30mph sustained with gusts into the 40’s. A wind gust of 53mph was reported around 8:0opm by National Weather Service.