Crews battle several grass fires southwest of Wichita

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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.

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