A one-half mile perimeter remains in place Tuesday afternoon on 846th Road on the Stanton and Wayne County line, according to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger.
At about 11:45 a.m., assistance was requested for a hopper on fire that was carrying 14 to 15 ton of sulfur, or dry fertilizer. The Pilger Fire Department was the first to respond with mutual aid from Stanton, Winside and Wayne fire departments, along with the Hazmat team from Norfolk.
Unger said it's believed that the first began due to a tire malfunction on the truck. There were no injuries, and the perimeter was set as a precaution as the fertilizer continues to smolder.