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Plumes of smoke rise from the Fairfield Creek fire near Springview, Neb., on Tuesday. The wildfires burning in north-central Nebraska threatened to force the evacuation of a second small town Tuesday and continued to interfere with boating along the scenic Niobrara River.

South Dakota firefighters help out Nebraska

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COLOME, S.D. -- Firefighters from two towns in south-central South Dakota are helping battle a series of fires burning just across the border in Nebraska.


The Winner and Colome fire departments are sending firefighters and equipment to extinguish the blazes. The firefighters, all volunteers, are doing so without any promise of compensation.

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