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Grass Fire in Seward County

Joe Denoyer - March 5, 2022 8:45 am

On Friday March 4th at 4:35pm Seward County Firefighters recieved a call for a vegetation fire on Road 13 between Highway 54 and Road U , Southeast of the community of Kismet.

First due engine company reported fire in heavy CRP vegetation with a moderate rate of spread with continuous wind driven conditions.

Forward progress was stopped and containment lines established containing the fire at 5:46pm at approximately 150 acres thanks to assistance of several local farmers who worked tractors and disc’s.

The fire was declared out at 9:15pm. The department responded with 2 chief officers, 3 engines, 2 attack trucks, 2 water tenders, and 7 firefighters. Assisted by Seward County Sheriff’s Office and several local farmers with tractors and discs.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but appears to have started from a vehicle traveling Road 13. RED FLAG WARNING was in effect at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported

The Seward County Fire Department would like to remind you to please use extreme caution when working in or near dry grasses and to not drag chains or other items on the roadway.


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