WICHITA, Kan. — Fire crews from Sedgwick and Sumner Counties were busy Wednesday afternoon, battling a series of grass fires in the southwest portion of the county.
Crews were called to the area of K-42 and MacArthur just before 1 p.m.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found several fires burning along K-42 between MacArthur and 199th Street West.
The smoke caused low visibility, so Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies closed the highway while crews worked to get the fires under control.
A short time later, a couple of fires were reported along K-49 in Sumner County between Viola and Conway Springs.
Investigators are working to determine if the fires were arson or whether something from a vehicle going down the road caused them.