Valentine Wildfire Update
July 18, 2006, 2:51 PM
The state Fire Marshal's office says trees rubbing against a power line probably caused the wildfire near Valentine that has destroyed or damaged a dozen homes.
Jim Bunstock with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says trees had probably rubbed against the line for quite some time, until moist layers under the bark were exposed, coming in contact with the line.
He says that created an arc of electricity, sending sparks flying down to the dry grass below.
About 75 firefighters and National Guardsmen remain on the scene Tuesday to tend to hot spots. They are being helped by a Chinook helicopter that is dropping water from a 2,000 gallon bucket.
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