Crews from the Chadron Fire Department along with a SEAT plane and a City of Chadron road maintainer fought the “City Fire” in a field off of the northwest end of West 2nd street on Friday afternoon.
Chadron Fire Chief Branden Martens says the call came in about 10-minutes after 3:00 pm on Friday.
The single engine air tanker made two slurry drops over the site and hand crews were able to build a solid containment line around the 2.25 acre fire.
Martens said that there were abandoned out-buildings that were lost to the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be fireworks.
It’s the second time this week that fire crews have responded to a fire in town started by fireworks.
The Centennial Fire burned around an acre of land and 68 hay bales on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.