Local Nebraska news outlets are reporting that a massive fire Tuesday morning damaged Oregon Trail Equipment, the John Deere dealership just east of Fairfield, Neb., on Nebraska 74.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the initial fire call came in at 12:20 a.m., and volunteer fire departments from Fairfield, Clay Center and Edgar were called in to battle the blaze. Eventually, five more departments were called to the scene.
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.
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff's Department said, the fire was under control.
There were no reports of injuries, and a damage estimate has not yet been made. In addition to the fire departments, officials from the Sheriff's Department, Nebraska State Patrol, State Fire Marshal's Office and emergency management agencies for Clay and Fillmore counties were on the scene.
The dealership is owned by Oregon Trail Equipment LLC, which bills itself as the largest John Deere dealer organization in Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas, with other locations in Beatrice, Hastings, Hebron, Red Cloud and Superior, as well as Marysville, Kan.
Fairfield is a town of about 400 people about 100 miles southwest of Lincoln.