Northeast Wisconsin farmers helping farms destroyed by wildfires in central U.S.
6:52 PM, Mar 18, 2017
7:16 PM, Mar 20, 2017
GILLETT, Wis. - As deadly wildfires rage across the central U.S., farmers from Northeast Wisconsin have stepped up to help farms that were destroyed.
Six people died in the wildfires that hit Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, including ranch hands trying to herd cattle away from flames. Farm land was destroyed and livestock injured as well.
In Nebraska, fire crews worked to fight wildfires that struck the state over the weekend. Roughly about 800 acres have been destroyed and several homes were lost.
At Blaser Farms in Gillett, a semi was loaded with hay and headed to Kansas Monday to help farmers recover from the devastating fires.
The farm gave 34 bales of hay, according to Roger and Josh Blaser, which is roughly $1,000 worth of feed.
Josh Blaser can't imagine the devastation fellow farmers have felt with generations of work gone, he told NBC26.
"We're not doing it for us, we're just doing it to help out a fellow farmer," he said. "If something like that would happen around here, maybe a bad tornado or anything, a lot of people would do the same thing."
Blaser has reached out to the Packers and other businesses for help.
Correction: An earlier version of this story listed Josh Blaser's name as Joe. It has been corrected.