LINCOLN–(KFOR Oct. 24)–A year ago Monday, a large devastating wildfire spread across the countryside in northern Gage and southern Lancaster Counties.

The October 23, 2022 fire originated in the area of SW 86th and West Apple Road in northern Gage County and spread up to about the area near SW 100th and West Panama Road in southern Lancaster County. Two firefighters were hurt and five structures, including three homes, were destroyed. No civilian injuries were reported.

Below are some photos taken by KFOR’s Dale Johnson, who was in the area close to where the fires happened.

The scene of one of two large grass fires from Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in southern Lancaster and northern Gage counties. This is from the area near 38th and Firth Road. (Dale Johnson/KFOR News)
A firefighter shoots water onto a grass fire to prevent it from spreading. This photo is taken from near 38th and Ash Road outside of Cortland on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (Dale Johnson/KFOR News)



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