The Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and the adjacent state recreation area are closed temporarily until further notice because of a wildfire in the area.
Emergency management crews are monitoring for hot spots and flare-ups on the nearly 2,600 acres of land near Fairbury in southeast Nebraska. Rock Glen Wildlife Management Area, just south of the state historical park, was 80% consumed in the wildfire.
The historical park’s buildings were not damaged, though the fire came within feet of the structures. Crews had dowsed them in fire-resistant foam prior to the fire reaching the historical park grounds.
The state recreation area, which offers camping and other recreation, also will remain closed until further notice.
For more information about the park or to keep up with the latest news, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov.