LYONS, Neb. -- With wildfires hitting the state throughout the weekend, northeast Nebraska was not exempt, with blazes south of Norfolk and near Lyons.

Residents in Thurston and Burt counties were evacuated on Saturday, with Walthill Public Schools serving as a temporary shelter.

Winds exceeded 50 miles per hour, according to Burt County authorities.

The first caused multiple accidents and destroyed numerous structures, including some homes.

Over thirty fire departments responded to the blaze. A total of four firefighters suffered injuries.

Fire risk remains high across the state, with several counties in a red flag warning.