Jul 31, 2022

Public areas in Panhandle closed due to wildfires south of Gering

Posted Jul 31, 2022 6:17 PM

By Nebraska Game and Parks

Photo by Justin Burgess
Photo by Justin Burgess

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is closing several areas in the Panhandle southwest of Gering to help firefighters battling wildfires.

Cedar Canyon Wildlife Management Area, Montz Point WMA, and Carter Canyon and Montz Point, both part of Platte River Basin Environments, are closed so firefighters are not hindered by vehicle traffic.

These areas are closed to all public access.

The public is asked to stay away as area residents may be using the roads to evacuate personal belongings or move livestock to safety.

The Alliance, Chadron, Hemingford, Bridgeport and other Panhandle Volunteer Fire Departments are assisting with these wildfires.