Aug 16, 2022

Car fire destroys 120 acres in southern Kansas

Posted Aug 16, 2022 3:00 PM
Photo Mulvane Fire and Rescue
Photo Mulvane Fire and Rescue

SUMNER COUNTY—A fire in southern Kansas Monday destroyed approximately 120 acres of no-till soybeans.

On Monday afternoon, Mulvane Fire Rescue and Wellington Fire/EMS both sent units to assist with what started as a car fire.  Wheat stubble mixed in with the soybeans and carried this fire rapidly across the field and into two neighboring fields, catching two hedge rows on fire.

The outside temperatures was around 100 degrees with 10-15 mph south winds contributed to the fast movement of the fire.

Farmers assisted with a tractor, mower and a 3,000 gallon water tank.

No injuries were reported with this fire which took about two hours to control. Mulvane EMS assisted with firefighter rehab.