Grass fire burns about 4 acres Tuesday on south side of Kansas River

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal – Feb. 13, 2018

Photo by Phil Anderson

Fire crews spent a couple of hours extinguishing and controlling a grass and brush fire Tuesday on the south edge of the Kansas River near downtown Topeka.

Topeka Fire Department crews responded to the scene — just west of the Topeka Boulevard Bridge — around 11:35 a.m. Tuesday after a passerby called in the blaze.

Fire department officials said the blaze was burning to the west, or into the wind, and that it scorched approximately 4 acres of grass and brush immediately south of the river.

As the fire smoldered, a large amount of bluish, gray smoke was hovering above the river, with some of it drifting south and east toward the downtown area.

No injuries or property loss was reported in the fire.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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