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Officials consider Banner County wildfire 100% contained after burning over 4,000 acres

The Smokey Fire in the Nebraska panhandle is considered 100% contained.
Monday, September 19th 2022, 9:26 PM MDT
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BANNER COUNTY - The Smokey Fire in the Nebraska panhandle is considered 100% contained.

The fire, which started last Tuesday, burned 4,348 acres in hilly terrain in Banner County. Weather conditions over the weekend assisted with containment levels.

Banner County and McGrew Fire departments were released and no other assets are on scene.

There's still smoke coming from the containment line and Banner County fire will continue to do periodic patrols in the area.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.