SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) - A large grass fire in north-central Kansas caused an evacuation order to be issued on Thursday.

Saline County said on Facebook that the notice affects residents within two miles of Hohneck and Watkins roads. A fire that started on the south side of I-70 between Muir and Headville Road crossed the interstate and was burning north toward Culver, prompting the evacuation.

"If you are in this area LEAVE NOW and AVOID THE AREA," the county said. 

The evacuation order was rescinded around 3:30 p.m.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, fires are moving north of Interstate 70 west of U.S. 81. I-70 has low visibility due to smoke in the area west of I-135, the county said.