Update: Evacuation order lifted after Benkelman, Nebraska wildfire

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BENKELMAN, Neb. (KSNW) – Emergency management has given the all-clear for residents to return to Benkelman after a large wildfire threatened the town.

The Dundy County Sheriff’s Office said a large fire early Friday was reported on the northwestern side of town. Mutual aid was put into effect and several agencies responded to control the fire. No word yet on if any property was damaged.

Homes near the western side of Benkelman were asked to safely gather important belongings and evacuate to a safe location west of Benkelman.

The Legion in Haigler and the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Stratton were open as temporary shelters.

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