Firefighters Contain Large Grass Fire
Matt Horn / KSN News - Fri 02:41 PM 07/06/2012
Saline County rural firefighters from three districts worked together to contain a large grass fire west of Salina Friday afternoon.
Crews from Rural Fire Districts 6, 2, and 1 all responded to the fire in the area of Schilling and Lightville Road.
Initially the fire threatened a house, but firefighters were able to keep it away. Livestock in the path of the fire were also threatened. The livestock was herded together, and kept safe.
Firefighters were able to keep the blaze contained to grassy areas.
A firefighter was taken to Salina Regional Health Center after experiencing a heat related injury while helping fight the fire.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office says that the fire was started by the illegal discharge of fireworks.