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13 departments, 2 planes, respond to Anselmo fire

September 7, 2012

Photo by Ellen Mortensen

Preliminary reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Thursday burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.

The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.

One structure in the path of the fire received some damage, but the fire crews were able to save that structure, and several others.

We will have more details on the Anselmo fire as they become available.

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