Gusty winds push grass fire close to Battle Creek, force evacuations

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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:12 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

BATTLE CREEK, Neb. — A grass fire buffeted by strong winds posed a threat Sunday afternoon to at least part of the community of Battle Creek.

Residents of some houses on the western edge of Battle Creek were evacuated after the fire, which started in a field west of town, kept moving east because of the gusty winds.

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