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Forty-five mph wind gusts were no match for the teamwork seen Sunday afternoon as firefighters, farmers and community members battled two different fires in Antelope County.
A fire southeast of Oakdale in a cornfield quickly spread and jumped the road at 844th and 528 Ave. Tilden responded as mutual aid with multiple tankers, followed by Neligh with its tankers and grass rig. The fire was contained in about 45 minutes, although firefighters remained on scene putting out hot spots.
Farmers with tractors and discs, along with water rigs from Ag Agronomy and other local farmers were used to put out the blaze.
At Orchard, a fire west of town lead to not only the fire department on scene but also lots of community members as they worked to contain the fire. Royal and Ewing Fire Departments also responded.