Fire Burning In Timber 5 Miles South Of Crawford in Deadman Road Area


      Firefighters are currently battling a fire in timberland on the south side of the Pine Ridge about 5 miles south of Crawford and west of Hwy 71 in the Deadman Road area. 

      Few details are available at the time. The fire was reported a little after 1:00 and by 2:30 authorities were urging residents in that area to evacuate as a precaution. 

      Strong and frequently shifting winds have been plaguing firefighters and making it difficult for them to stay ahead of the blaze.

The Crawford Fire Department has the lead role against the fire with assistance from a number of other area departments including Chadron, Harrison, and Hemingford