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Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
September 14, 2012 M. Timothy Nolting   
In the late afternoon of August 29, a dry storm moved through the northern Nebraska Panhandle in a region known as Pine Ridge country. Lightening strikes were fearsome and three major fires were ignited. A week later, over 200,000 acres had been consumed. One of those fires accounted for almost half of the total acres burned. Nearly 100,000 acres of rangeland, hayfields, cedar and pine forests were destroyed in a wind driven inferno that was name...

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