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Multiple fire units battle wildfire near Lodgepole

Multiple fire units battle wildfire near Lodgepole
Courtesy/Wildfire between Sidney and Lodgepole Wednesday, 3-4-20
Courtesy/Wildfire between Lodgepole and Sidney Wednesday, 3-4-20

Lodgepole, Neb. — Multiple fire departments battled a range fire north of Lodgepole Wednesday afternoon.

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were paged around 2 p.m. MT for a grass fire. Portions of Highway 30 were blocked for a time.

Courtesy/Wildfire between Lodgepole and Sidney Wednesday, 3-4-20

I-80 remained open. As of 6 p.m., the fire was contained and the sheriff’s office reopened Highway 30. There’s been no word on how many acres burned.

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