Pair of grass fires keeps area fire crews busy

By Chuck Samples
KVOE – February 27, 2017

Wind shifts made for a busy day for Lyon County fire crews Saturday afternoon.

Hartford-Neosho Rapids Fire Chief Craig Andrews tells KVOE News grass fires developed at 558 Road U shortly after 3:30 pm and in the 2000 block of Road 90 about an hour later. In both cases, changes in wind direction meant controlled burns went out of control.

Hartford-Neosho Rapids, Olpe and Emporia firefighters responded to the Road U fire and barely had that out when the Road 90 fire developed. Hartford-Neosho Rapids crews handled that fire.

4:15 pm Saturday: Grass fire near Hartford brings area departments on scene

Firefighters from Hartford-Neosho Rapids and Emporia were called to a grass fire in southeast Lyon County on Saturday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 558 Road U shortly after 3:30 pm. Early indications are the fire started as a controlled burn that went out of control.


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