Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
4 mins, 59 secs ago
Fire Start
Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:38 PM CDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 10/09/22 1200 | Control: 10/17/22 1452
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Nebraska National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Bovee Fire

The Bovee Fire was reported at 1:38 p.m. on October 2, and quickly spread up to 15 miles north, pushed through dry fuels by gusty south winds. Aggressive structure protection efforts by Forest Service and local firefighters successfully defended the historic Bessey Nursery and CCC Campground. Unfortunately, the lodge and camper cabins of the Nebraska 4H Camp were destroyed, along with the Scott Lookout Tower. The fire’s cause is under investigation.

The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 was ordered and assumed command of the fire at 6 pm on October 3, 2022.

All evacuations have been lifted as of October 3. With favorable weather conditions firefighters are working on direct fire line and furthering containment.

Daily Operations videos are being posted to the linked Bovee Fire YouTube channel.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:38 PM CDT
3 Miles Southwest of Halsey, NE
Incident Commander
Dan Dallas
41.869, -100.31

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Friday, October 14, 2022 12:00 AM CDT
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and /understory), Short Grass (1 foot)
Significant Events
Minimal. Creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire behavior observed.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue to reinforce established control lines, mop up, and patrol.
Projected Incident Activity
Cooler temperatures and good humidity recovery (100%) will limit fire activity. Minimal fire behavior or spread anticipated.
State: 583 acres
US Forest Service: 5,130 acres
Private: 13217 acres

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
High temperature today reached 49, minimum RH was 45%, and the winds were light/variable. Mostly cloudy skies were seen throughout the day.
Saturday and Sunday will bring mostly sunny skies, high temperatures near 70, and a minimum RH of 30%. Winds will be light out of the west-northwest.
Monday will warm into the low 70s and the minimum RH will drop to 30%. Winds will be out of the south with gusts to 25mph.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Bovee Fire Information
Email: 2022.bovee@firenet.gov
Phone: 402-302-0368
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
Nebraska National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Chadron, NE 69337

Dispatch Center Contact

Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center (SD-GPC)

Rapid City, SD