For the last week grass fires have been burning in the sand hills. Ovr 65,000 acres have been burned. Original cause was dry lightning strikes. It was thought that the Niobrara river would stop it from advancing north but it managd to jump the river. There are over 3.000 firefighters there now and 4 heliopters working on it but it is only about30% contained. It may make it in to South Dakota unlwesss the get some help with rain. The entire town of Norden was burned, of course Norden wasn't much of a town but all the home were burned.