The Cottonwood fire in Harrison is 50% contained but not before burning more than 5,000 acres of land.
KOTA Territory News shows you how resources from across the state are being pulled together to help with the disaster
It's day three.
And firefighters from 10 regional fire departments work to battle the Cottonwood wildfire in Harrison.
Region 23, Emergency Management Deputy, Misty Skavdahl says, "Probably one of our biggest concern as of right now is our weather conditions. We're having a lot of high winds and very, very low humidity."
Skavdahl says the Harrison fire department knew it needed help early on to tackle the 5,000 acre fire. So additional resources were called in. "We just need to emphasize how much our resource and our help that comes in is appreciated.
We are a volunteer fire department and we depend on mutual aid."
Training and Exercise Unit Supervisor Dave Reisen and his team with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency came in from Lincoln to provide logistics support.
Reisen says, "Basically, if they need it and they don't have it; they ask and we will do what we can to get them what they need."
People who live in Harrison are also lending a hand.
They've come together, emptied their pantries and donated food to the Red Cross, which in turn, feeds fire crews and volunteers at the Harrison bible church.
Cheryl Petry with the American Red Cross, "We will be here until they don't need us anymore"
Harrison firefighters say they appreciate the community's support and that's one thing that shouldn't be extinguished.
While crews work to get this fire under control another fire 80 miles South, near Potter has been contained after burning nearly 3,000 acres in rugged terrain.
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