Wind-fueled grass fire burns 15-20 acres in Cass County

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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00 am

Fire crews spent several hours Saturday fighting a grass fire on private land near Highway 75 and Beach Road in Cass County.

The landowner was clearing and burning trees on his property along the Platte River, said Bill Dudek, assistant Plattsmouth fire chief. Dudek said the landowner was unaware of dry, windy conditions. The landowner did not have a burn permit and was cited for illegal burn.

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