Nebraska Panhandle campers urged to be careful, mindful of fire danger
An unburned ponderosa pine frames a hillside of ponderosa pines burned in the 2013 wildfire at Chadron State Park.
Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Mindful of last year's record wildfire season, emergency managers and parks officials in Nebraska's Panhandle are asking people to take care with campfires, barbecue grills and fireworks this July 4th holiday.
Nearly 500,000 acres of Nebraska burned last year as the worst drought in the state's history took hold. Less than half of the Pine Ridge Forest remains intact.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am.