Smoke on the water

Grassfire fought by local fire department at historic Pick Bridge


Joshua Wood

Flames from the grassfire on the afternoon of April 27 approach the historic Pick Bridge outside Saratoga.

It was a sunny, but breezy, Wednesday afternoon when Aaron Grow was looking for a spot to fish. The first spot he visited was one of his favorites on the North Platte River; the historic Pick Bridge.

When Grow arrived, he told the Saratoga Sun, a white vehicle was on the east bank of the river. Not wanting to bother them, he went to look for another location. When he returned, the white vehicle was gone and a fire was racing along the east bank of the North Platte River. The breeze, which had grown into a wind, helped the fire along as it chewed up fuel in the form of dead grass and headed...

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