Nebraska officials brace for new wildfire threat

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN (AP) — State and local officials are preparing for another possible round of wildfires in Nebraska by providing additional training and more equipment to first responders who fought massive blazes last year.

Nebraska has added a single-engine firefighting plane to its arsenal during fire season and approved extra training to help local firefighters meet national emergency-response standards.

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