Sep 20, 2021 12:00 AM

Post Fire Update: 15% contained

Posted Sep 20, 2021 12:00 AM

By Nebraska Forest Service

After 72 hours fighting the Post Fire, fire managers are reporting 15% containment as of 7 a.m. today. The Incident Management Assistance Team remains on location, assisting local resources with the response.

At this time, the pre-evacuation order for the City of Crawford is no longer in effect. Residents located south of Hwy 20 should remain alert and vigilant to changing conditions. The recommended evacuation order for anyone south of 4-Mile Road remains in effect.

Fire managers are prepared for combating warmer weather with relative humidity in the middle teens. High winds are expected to come through the area with gusts up to 30 mph.

Please take extra caution when traveling in the Crawford area. Increased fire engine traffic should be expected.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the following businesses with credit card information:

1. Saddlerock One Stop (Gas Station)

2. D&S Market (Grocery)

3. Pine Ridge Service Center Inc (Equipment Maintenance)

Cash or checks can be mailed to Crawford Volunteer Fire Department at 3450 Hwy 20, Crawford, Nebraska, 69339.