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Reno County Fire Crews Responded Thursday to a Grass Fire Northwest of Abbyville

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RENO COUNTY, Kan. – Fire Crews responded Thursday afternoon to a small grass fire in western Reno County. A 911 call was made shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday to report a small 10×10 fire in the north ditch in the area of US-50 and Sterling Rd. The winds were out of the south at 26 mph gusting to 39 mph.

Due to being in Very High fire danger, 3 Reno County Fire Districts were dispatched to the call. 14 units from Fire Districts 4, 6, and 7 responded as well as a command unit from Reno County Emergency Management.

The first units arrived on the scene in 15 minutes and found that the fire was quickly pushing across a pasture and a row of Cedar trees. Crews were able to quickly knock down the head fire and stop all progression north and west. The fire was contained to 20 acres.

Crews remained at the scene for 2 1/2 hours performing overhaul to ensure all hot spots were out.

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