Multiple Grass Fires In Salina Area
KSAL Staff - Fri 11:59 AM 06/29/2012
Saline County firefighters have stayed busy responding to multiple grass fires.
Fireworks went on sale Wednesday in Salina and surrounding Saline County. Before the day was out, fireworks were being blamed for two separate fires. One blaze was reported in a vacant field around 11 p.m. within the city limits. That fire spread quickly but did not cause any structural damage. In the county, Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says rural crews responded around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday to another field fire. The sheriff says it appeared that someone discharged fireworks from a
road into dry wheat stubble.
Two more fires were reported Thursday evening.
The sheriff says that at around 8:40 in the evening a discarded cigarette started a fire along South Lamer Road. That fire was quickly extinguished.
At around 10:00 a fire was started in the 1900 block of East North Street by someone allegedly discharging a roman candle firework from a moving vehicle. The person was in a small pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger. The truck turned around, and was joined by a car. Several people got out stomped out the fire. Both vehicles sped off when neighbors in the area approached.
A larger fire was extinguished late Friday morning along Brookville Road. A cause of that fire was not immediately available.
So far, there have not been any injuries or major damage from the fires.