Several Agencies Contain Large Grass Fire In NW Kansas

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lightning is to blame for sparking a large grass fire in northwest Kansas.

The fire broke out near the Wallace and Sherman county line around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Sherman County emergency officials said dry conditions, combined with gusting winds caused the fire to move quickly. Ten other agencies from neighboring communities were called to assist get the fire under control.

The fire was contained about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The blaze burned about 15,000 acres. One building was destroyed in the fire, but no homes were lost.

No one was hurt.

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