Wildfire rages in Nebraska, killing fire chief/farmer

A raging wildfire in Nebraska has led to the death of a volunteer fire chief. The fire has scorched 35,000 acres in the south-central part of the state and is only 50 percent contained.

Darren Kull was a Nebraskan farmer, along with his duties as a volunteer fire chief. The Nebraska Farm Bureau President posted to Twitter saying that his thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

In the video, Mark McHargue stated, “Many homes have been lost, and tragically one life has been lost in these wildfires. The wind has just been relentless and just hasn’t let up. I just want you to know that Nebraska Farm Bureau and myself-- my prayers go out to you. We will do everything we can to support you, whether it’s helping getting state aid or federal aid and donating to the relief funds that will be set up to help mitigate the effects of this fire. Hope everyone has a good afternoon and again, those friends and neighbors fighting those fires, our prayers are with ya.”


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