Nebraska's governor is back after a tour of the fire-stricken area.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, just back from an up-close tour of the state's wildfires, is glad to see more resources in the area to fight the flames.
"We have heavy equipment up there," he told the KFAB Good Morning Show on Wednesday. "The graders, the bulldozers, to develop a fireline along the west side of the fire."
"We've sent in three Blackhawk helicopters... 35 soldiers... we probably have 35 to 40 volunteer fire departments up there," he added.
The governor says planes will then dump tons of water along the western boundaries of the fire to help contain it. Heineman says there's cautious optimism that slightly cooler weather and the possibility of rain will help firefighters battle the flames that have consumed more than 50,000 acres.