Area wildfires battled over weekend

(KMZA)--Firefighters from multiple agencies battled wildfires over the weekend in Pottawatomie, Riley and Marshall Counties.

The wildfires were fanned by strong winds and led to an evacuation order in the northwest portion of Pottawatomie County.

The evacuation order was lifted Sunday evening.

Pottawatomie County officials said Monday afternoon that while some hot spots continue to burn the fire is estimated to be at 80 percent containment.

No injuries have been reported nor structures or livestock lost.

In Marshall County, a wildfire was reported over the weekend south of Blue Rapids and continued to burn Monday morning.

Nemaha County Emergency Management, in a social media post Sunday, said the Centralia and Seneca fire departments assisted in battling the fire. In addition, Heinen Brothers Agra Services provided a assisted with their air assets.

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