Grass Fires Keep Rural Fire Depts. Busy
Jeff Garretson - Mon 11:30 AM 07/02/2012
200 acres were burned Saturday when a careless smoker or farming equipment ignited a blaze near W. Coronado Heights.
Fireworks and farm equipment spark several small fires around the county.
According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski rural fire departments stayed busy over the weekend fighting small grass fires.
Officials say twenty acres were scorched in the 3600 block of E. Cloud when fireworks ignited a field around 9:30pm Friday night.
Firefighters from RFD #5 found firecrackers at the scene.
Fireworks - or an arcing power line is suspected in starting a grass fire Saturday evening around 6pm at 100 W. Shipton.
Two-hundred acres were burned Saturday afternoon when a careless smoker or farming equipment ignited a blaze in a field in the 6500 block of W. Coronado Heights. Crews from Lindsborg, Marquette and Saline County RFD # 2 responded to the fire around 3pm.
The Sheriff's Office says a farmer cutting his hay field on Friday morning sparked a small grass fire with his swathing equipment in the 1200 block of W. Armstrong Road, farm equipment is also being blamed for sparking a fire in a ditch on Friday morning in the 1700 block of N. Brookville Road.
Rural Fire District #3 also put out a fire in the 10800 block of E. Kingman Road over the weekend when a spark from a fire pit near a pond ignited a grass fire.