Grass fire starts as controlled burn

Cowley Courier Traveler – March 21, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – March 31, 2017

Winfield police and fire departments responded to a grass fire Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Highway 360 bypass and Wheat Road.

The fire started when an attempted controlled burn in a small field on the south side of the bypass got out of control, according to Capt. Chad Mayberry with Winfield Fire/EMS.

The fire jumped the highway and burned on the north side of the road, coming close to ball fields at Black Creek Park. The fire led to heavy smoke on the highway, necessitating traffic control from Winfield police.

The Udall Fire Department was called in to help cover the Winfield fire station, as firefighters were responding to two grass fires at the same time, Mayberry said.

The firefighters were at the scene on K-360 for about an hour.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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