On Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 1:03pm Seward County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported grass fire threatening a structure on Road 12 and Road V South of the City of Kismet. Units arrived on scene to find the residential yard of a property had burned and the fire was contained by local residents. No damage or injuries were reported. Cause of the fire was a downed power line. The department responded with 3 fire apparatus, 4 firefighters, and 1 chief officer.

Later that afternoon around 3:30pm Seward County Fire Department was dispatched to Road J and Road 26 in Northern Seward County for a reported grass fire. While enroute to the scene, units were advised of a location change to Road J and 27 in Stevens County, or Road A and Road 9 of Seward County. Units assisted Stevens County Fire Department with several spot fires along Road 9. No injuries and no damage was reported. Cause of the fire was undetermined road side start. The department responded with 2 chief officers, 3 trucks, 1 water tender, and 5 firefighters. The department was assisted by local residents and a tractor and disc.

Continued dry conditions and a abundance of vegetation, Seward County Fire Department would like to remind all rural residents to prepare their homes and properties for the dangers of wildfires by clearing a 100 foot area around all buildings and clearing fire breaks on their properties. Together we can be firewise in Seward County.