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Seward County Firefighters along with Mutual Aid Battle Wind driven Fire

Joe Denoyer - March 30, 2022 9:59 am

On Tuesday March 29th, at 11:20 am Seward County Fire Department was dispatched to a report from the National Weather Service Dodge City of a radar indicated hotspot in the area of Road 25 and Road O in Northern Seward County. Along with Haskell County Firefighters, Seward County Firefighters arrived on scene of a crop/field fire that was wind driven. Units were able to contain the forward progress of the fire and than turned to battle numerous flare ups from spot fires. At 1:51pm the fire was contained and units shifted to working hotspots. At 4:21pm the fire was declared out and units were released from the scene. No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged. The department was assisted by Haskell County Fire Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Seward County Sheriffs Office, Several local farmers with tractors and disks, as well as water tanks. The cause of the fire was wind caused rekindle from a control burn from several days earlier. The fire burned less than 100 acres.


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