House fire burns into cornfield NW of Lex

Dick and Liz Sanderman residence northwest of Lexington.

Tractor and disc in background.

House fire about 7 miles northwest of Lexington reported shortly at 12:16pm Thursday. Lexington Volunteer Fire Dept responded with assistance from Cozad, Gothenburg and Overton. The fire has spread into a nearby cornfield. A tractor and disc was helping to prevent further spread of the fire. Winds at Lexington were from the north and sustained in the low 40's with occasional higher gusts. Dick and Liz Sanderman live in the residence. Dick was home at the time of the fire and escaped safely.

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