Crews Battle Massive Fire In Clay County

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By News 5 Staff


Updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:52:58 CST

12 fire crews are still working to control a massive fire in Clay County that erupted overnight. No one has been injured.
The fire broke out just after midnight on Highway 74 at Oregon Trail Equipment, the John Deere store just east of Fairfield.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's office, neighboring departments from Hastings, Edgar, Clay Center, Glenvil, Sutton, Lawrence and Nelson were among those called to help.

The dealership's main building caught fire, which contains an office, auto shop, and a shop inside. There were also several explosions due to gas and other flammable liquids inside the shop.

The Nebraska State Patrol is blocking off parts of Highway 74 near the dealership to allow emergency vehicles to go to and from the scene.

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office are also on scene and are looking into the cause of the fire.