Harvey County grass fire moving quickly, putting homes in possible danger

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Update: Responders from several agencies are still working on a fire in Harvey County that began early Sunday afternoon. 

Responders have been able to stop the spread of the fire, but will remain onsite throughout the night to monitor for potential hot spots. 

Between 300-400 acres of land has burned in the fire. There are no reports of either injuries or damage to any homes. 

Sand Hill is closed between Northwest 46th and 60th streets and will be through the night. 

Firefighters came from departments in Burrton, Halstead, Hesston, Newton, Sedgwick, Buhler, Hutchinson and Moundridge. Burrton EMS, HArvey County Communications and the Harvey County Sheriff's Office are also on scene.

The fire is currently under investigation.


Harvey County emergency responders are battling a large grass fire in the 3800 block of North Sand Hill road, northeast of Burrton. 

The grass fire was called in to Harvey County Dispatch just before 1:00 p.m. The fires have come close to homes but those working the blaze have managed to prevent any material losses.

A supervisor with Harvey County Dispatch says that people in the area have been requested/strongly suggested to evacuate, due to strong winds impeding fire fighters' progress. 

Because of low humidity and high winds, the fire is moving quickly. 


 

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