Extra crews help Sedgwick County fire contain grass fire in NE part of county
BEL AIRE, Kan. (KAKE) -- Around noon, Sedgwick County fire crews responded to a grass fire near 45th and Greenwich, in the Northeast part of the county. Deputy Chief Carl Cox says, crews were able to get the flames under control quickly, thanks in part to the extra hands they had on staff.
He says on high fire risk days, they will have more trucks than usual prepped. "That pre-planning definitely helped out today with with extra brush trucks and extra units on in service to to help us fight the fire.”
Cox adds that having tilled fields on either side of the fire area, helps contain it for crews to be able to concentrate. No injuries or damage was reported from the flames, and Cox says crews will be keeping an eye out for hotspots for the rest of the day.
He says that the public needs to be really careful with their actions during high fire danger days, because “something that seemingly benign, as far as just, 'Oh, it's just a little spark or it's just a little cigarette or something like that can start a catastrophic fire very quickly on a day like this."