Wheel bearing sparks fire south of Gordon

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By Mark Gaschler

A hot wheel bearing started a wind-fed fire south of Gordon on Monday afternoon.

Gordon Fire Department Chief Richard Haller said that the wind was the biggest challenge in getting the fire under control. “It was a matter of getting enough help there to get around it,” he said, “because it wouldn’t go out.”

The Gordon Fire Department got the call at 1:00 p.m. and called in the Rushville, Merriman and Hay Springs departments. The fire spread over 1,500-2,000 acres by 5:00

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Lawsuit over injuries from 2012 Whiteclay fire settled

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By JOSH FUNK
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The man severely injured in an unauthorized controlled burn near the Nebraska-South Dakota border in 2012 will receive $550,000 to help pay his medical bills.

The lawsuit Bryan Bluebird Jr. filed against the village of Rushville, its volunteer fire department, Sheridan County and the Sheridan County sheriff was settled last week.

"He's very pleased,'' said attorney Tom White, but Bluebird continues to suffer from serious injuries sustained in

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