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Bovee Fire Information
Phone: 402-302-0368
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

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Bovee Fire Update Friday, October 7, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.   Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 Dan Dallas, Incident Commander   Information Phone: 402-302-0368 (public)  402-937-9090 (media only) Email: Information Staffing Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Special Note: In our efforts to right size for current fire conditions on the Bovee Fire,… Read more
News - 2022-10-26

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 Information
Current as of Fri, 10/07/2022 - 12:17
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Undetermined
Date of Origin
Location 3 Miles Southwest of Halsey, NE
Incident Commander Dan Dallas
Coordinates 41° 52' 7'' Latitude
-100° 18'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 141
Size 18,930 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 97%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-14 00:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and /understory), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal. Creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire behavior observed.

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

Current Weather
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.