Sep 20, 2021 4:46 PM

Post Fire Update: 50% contained

Posted Sep 20, 2021 4:46 PM

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

Panhandle firefighters are continuing to battle the Post Fire 5 miles southwest of Crawford. 

The fire started on Sept. 13 and has burned 5,444 acres. 

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19 the fire is 50% contained. 

There is currently 162 fire personnel on scene assisting with the fire. 

The pre-evacuation notice has been removed for the area between Highway 20 south and north of 4-Mile Road. 

"We will be transitioning from the Type 3 back to a Type 4 team over the next 24 hours," Wildlife Biologist -Pine Ridge Ranger District Erin Considine said. 

Below is aerial footage of the fire from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: 

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.