Grass fire burns hundreds of acres in Harvey County

November 04, 2019 - 5:31 am

Officials in Harvey County say crews have stopped the spread of a grass fire northeast of Burrton.  KSN News spoke with Harvey County public information officer Kyle McCaskey, who said a grass fire call first came out at 12:57 p.m. Sunday. 

“About 300 to 400 acres of land has burned in the fire,” McCaskey said. “No injuries or damage to homes have been reported.”

Structures and homes near the fire were under threat for some time, so authorities advised residents in the vicinity to evacuate, though a full evacuation order was not given. All of those structures were protected, McCaskey said, and the evacuation advisory expired. 

Fire departments from Burrton, Halstead, Hesston, Newton, Sedgwick, Buhler, Hutchinson and Moundridge responded to the fire. Burrton EMS, Harvey County Communications and the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene.  Crews remained on the scene for several hours keeping an eye on the potential hot spots.

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