WATCH: Grassfire near Gothenburg, Nebraska

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol released a dashcam video of a grassfire near Gothenburg.

They released the video to show people how quickly these fires can move.

Thankfully, there was a trooper who was aware of his surroundings while moving traffic into the outer lane, and was able to get away from the approaching fire.

The Nebraska State Patrol thanked the area local fire departments from Lexington, Cozad, and Gothenburg, and others for getting the fire under control.

I-80 eastbound was closed for about an hour.

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