Fire Burns Roughly 40 Acres South of Grandview Plaza

By Kevin Griffith
Junction City Post – March 21, 2014

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Fire crews responded to a grass fire south of Interstate 70 and along Highway 57 Thursday afternoon.

Garry Berges, Geary County Rural Fire Chief said that embers from a controlled burn south of Highway 57 jumped the highway and caught grass and cedar trees east of the highway on fire.

“We’re estimating probably around 40 acres is what ended up burning on the north side of the roadway,” Berges said.

No damage was reported but Berges did say that a pumper truck from Grandview Plaza was called in to protect several houses along a row of cedar trees that had caught fire.

The blaze was reported just after noon Thursday and was contained by 2:00 p.m. Berges confirmed.

Crews from the Geary County Rural Fire Department, Grandview Plaza Fire Department and the Fort Riley Fire Department responded.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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