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Suspicious Fire / Assist Fire Department

DATE & TIME: 10-03-2020 / 12:10

LOCATION: South 23rd Road / East Spruce Road

OFFENSE: Suspicious Fire / Assist Fire Department

CASE #: 2020-4506

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, at approximately 12:10 pm, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to South 23rd road and East Spruce Road for hay bales on fire. The land owner informed the sheriff’s office he had been checking on his cattle in the area when he noticed hay bales on fire and the fire spreading to the field where the cattle were located.

A Gage County Sheriff’s Office investigator conducted an initial investigation and requested an investigator from the Nebraska Fire Marshal’s Office be sent to the scene. Evidence and statements from witnesses were forwarded to the Fire Marshal’s Office investigator.

It is estimated that approximately $3,200.00 in hay was lost due to the fire. The cattle were moved to another field approximately a quarter mile away and none appeared to be injured.

The Wymore Fire Department and Odell Fire Department responded to the scene to combat the blaze.

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903

Investigator T. Hanson #90310