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.
|Current as of||Fri, 10/07/2022 - 12:17|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||3 Miles Southwest of Halsey, NE|
|Incident Commander||Dan Dallas|
41° 52' 7'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||97%|
|Estimated Containment Date||2022-10-14 00:00:00|
Timber (Grass and /understory), Short Grass (1 foot)
Minimal. Creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire behavior observed.
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.
High temperature today reached 49, minimum RH was 45%, and the winds were light/variable. Mostly cloudy skies were seen throughout the day.