Snow Helps Nebraska Crews Contain Betty’s Way Fire

Snowy weather helped crews make strides in containing a 71,000-acre wildfire burning in central Nebraska on Wednesday, February 28, according to emergency management officials.

Tuesday’s weather was a “major factor” in allowing crews to bring the fire, dubbed the Betty’s Way fire, to 82 percent containment on Wednesday, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said.

A snow squall warning was in effect for the North Platte area on Tuesday, near where the fire was burning.

Video captured by Dustin Nichols and posted online on Tuesday shows the fire burning north of Brady, in Nebraska’s Lincoln County. Credit: Dustin Nichols via Storyful

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