New Logan County fire fully contained

'Sandhills Fire.'burned an estimated 683 acres, but is now 100-percent contained. 32-thousand acres burned in Logan and Phillips counties.It was contained yesterday.

LOGAN COUNTY - Just a day after reaching full containment on a 32,000-acre brush fire, Logan County has had to extinguish another grass fire. 

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The new fire started along Highway 61, about a mile east of the Sterling Correctional Facility, just before 11:30 a.m. It quickly spread to an estimated 683 acres -- and was contained a few hours later. 

The Logan County Sheriff's Office says 353 contacts received calls to be ready to evacuate in the event the fire spread. 

Fire departments from Sterling, Fleming, Peetz, Merino, Crook, and Haxtun responded to the blaze.

Updates can be found on the Logan County Office of Emergency Management's Facebook page.

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