Grass fires reported in county

Leavenworth Times – March 23, 2018

At least four grass fires were burning Thursday afternoon in Leavenworth County and two other grass fires had been reported earlier in the day, an emergency management official said.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said firefighters were battling grass fires on 223rd Street and Millwood Road in northwest Leavenworth County. Firefighters also were battling a grass fire on Ida Road in central Leavenworth County. And another grass fire was reported in the area of 198th Street and Woodend Road in southern Leavenworth County.

Earlier in the day, firefighters had battled grass fires on Loring Road and Hatchel Road in southern Leavenworth County.

“It’s a high fire danger day today,” Buchanan said Thursday.

Because of dry and sometimes windy conditions, an elevated danger of grass fires has been a frequent problem in recent months.

Initially, burn permits were being issued Thursday to residents throughout unincorporated areas of the county. But by the afternoon, burn permits were no longer being issued for three of the county’s townships.


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