Buffalo Creek WMA closed as wildfire burns

November 15, 2021 Justin Haag

LINCOLN, Neb. — Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area, located about 7 miles southeast of Gering in the rugged Wildcat Hills escarpment, has been closed because of a wildfire that is burning on the property.

Multiple fire crews, including air support, began battling the blaze early Sunday afternoon when high winds quickly pushed it to more than 400 acres.

Officials believe they have been able to evacuate all people from the property, which was getting heavy visitation on the opening weekend of firearm deer season. The fire’s cause is undetermined.

Members of the public are encouraged to stay away from the area, both for their own safety and to make it easier for crews to access the fire.

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