Sep 21, 2021 2:41 PM

Post Fire Update: 65% contained

Posted Sep 21, 2021 2:41 PM

By Nebraska Forest Service

As of 7 p.m. on Sept. 20, the Post Fire transitioned from the NEMA Type 3 Incident Management Assistance Team to a local Type 4 Team led by Incident Commander Tyler Hunter and Crawford VFD Fire Chief, Brian Prosser.

“We would like to thank the NEMA Team for their quick deployment to northwest Nebraska and diligent efforts in managing the Post Fire,” said Prosser.

The Post Fire remains at 5,444 acres and is now 65% contained.

Crews continued to work through the rainstorm last night and the burn area received approximately 0.3 inches of rain.

Over 160 personnel remain on scene, but with the moisture today and increased containment, some resources will begin their travel home.

In addition, all evacuation notices have been lifted. Residents south of 4-Mile Road, west of Highway 71/2, east of Deadman Road, and north of W. Bellmont Road. may return home.