Several buildings were reported to have been destroyed in the 4-H . camp
Bovee Fire prompted the evacuation of the Halsey community in central Nebraska. After it was announced Sunday at 1:38pm CST, it spread north very quickly. When the fire was mapped at 7:30 p.m., it had blackened 7,780 acres.
It burns in the Nebraska National Forest and on private land on both sides of Highway 2 west of Halsey, 13 miles southeast of Thedford.
The Forest Service said several large, single-engine air carriers assisted firefighters on Sunday and an incident management team order was issued.
Several buildings were reported to have been destroyed at Camp Nebraska 4-H.
When the fire started, the relative humidity was in the 20s and the winds were 34 mph from the southeast. The wind speed decreased overnight as the clouds moved and after midnight light rain was detected at Thedford Airport. A meteorological station north of the 0.13″ Valentine National Refuge Fire Monday between 2 and 11 a.m. DST.
This May, the 201 East Fire south of the current 4,100-acre Buffy Fire in the Nebraska National Forest.