Nov 27, 2019 11:30 AM

Crews fight large Kansas grass fire, 50mph winds

Posted Nov 27, 2019 11:30 AM

Large grass fire Tuesday night photo courtesy Elk County Sheriff's Department

ELK COUNTY — Authorities worked overnight to extinguish a large grass fire in Elk County.

Just after 7:30p.m. Emergency Dispatch received the first 911 call of an out of control grass fire at Angus and Road 25 just south of Longton, according to the Elk County sheriff's department.

Over the next 8 hours fire crews worked hard trying to stop the grass fire in winds of 50mph and higher wind gusts. Elk County EMS and Elk County Emergency Management also responded to assist where they could.

The grass fire was brought under control around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters will be on scene for some time watching for hot spots.

All available fireman crews where paged to fight the fire including crews from Chautauqua County, Montgomery County, Labette County, Greenwood County, and Wilson County, and several townships responded with fire truck. American Red Cross was also called in to assist and other Elk County citizens who assisted with water, Gatorade, and food for the firefighters. There were no injuries reported.