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Crews work to extinguish large brush fire at Omaha's debris-dumping site

Posted at 7:34 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 08:37:15-04

Dry conditions mixed with windy weather kept fire crews busy late Monday, into early Tuesday morning.

A large, dry brush pile caught fire around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the City of Omaha's dumping site near 11th and Locust Streets.

At one point 911 dispatchers referred to the fires as the "size of a football field." 

Crews deployed a tanker truck to try to battle the flames from above. 

No injures were reported.  Crews were still on scene around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning monitoring the smoldering pile.