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MCCOOK WEATHER

Benkelman Evacuated Due to Large Wildfire


Per Dundy County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page: There is currently a large fire on the northwestern side of Benkelman. Mutual aid has been put into effect and several agencies have responded to control the fire. Residences near the western side of Benkelman are being asked to safely gather important belongings and evacuate to a safe location west of Benkelman. The Legion hall in Haigler is opening as a safe location for evacuees. Folks needing a place to stay.  The Legion Hall in Haigler is allowing residents to gather.  According the the Dundy County Sheriff's Department.

 

As of 7:15 am MT Dundy County Sheriff's Office and Emergency management has given the all clear to return and lifted the evacuation recommendations for Benkelman.