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Weekend Hay Fire Consumes 20 Semi Loads of Tires


Seward County Fire Department

515 N. Washington, Suite 105

Liberal, KS 67901

Phone: 620.626.3267


Press Release July 15, 2013


On behalf of Seward County Fire Department we would like to say Thank You to the following for the assistance of staff, equipment, food, donations and support. The event was a large hay and tire fire located in the 14000 block of Road 4 that occurred on Friday July 12th at 1119 hours – this fire consumed some 5000 plus bales and 20 semi loads of tires valued at greater than $300,000.00 – the last unit cleared scene on Sunday July 14th at 1453 hours and the scene was released back to the owners – there were still some hot spots that they were going to continue to watch and they would let us know if they needed any further assistance.


Liberal Fire Department

Southwest Incident Management Team

Red Cross

Hooker Fire

Seward County Sheriff’s Office

Stevens County Fire Department

Turpin Fire Department

Beaver County Emergency Management and Water District

Kansas Highway Patrol

Grant County Fire Department

Seward County Road and Bridge

Heifer Source

Max Jantz Excavating

Vickie Rice and Melissa Helsel

Liberal/Seward County Emergency Communications

Satanta Fire Department

Meade County Fire Department (Meade and Plains)

Tyrone Fire Department



Hutch’s C Store

Little Ceasars Pizza

All of the family members of the 77 personnel that were involved to bring this incident to a close



Michael Rice, Fire Chief

Greg Standard, Assistant Chief

Seward County Fire Department

Seward County Fire Board

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