Feb 28, 2024

Homes destroyed in southwest Kansas wildfires

Posted Feb 28, 2024 1:00 PM
Photos Kearny Fire and Rescue
Photos Kearny Fire and Rescue

KEARNY COUNTY —The Kansas Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of  wildfires that destroyed homes Monday in Kansas.

One rural home was destroyed in a grass fire south of Lakin Monday afternoon, according to Kearny County Fire and Rescue. Heavy smoke and the rough sandy conditions made getting to the fire difficult if not impossible at times.

Crews from Kearny Co., Stanton Co., Grant Co., Garden City, Kearny Co. Road and Bridge, Tri Rotor and numerous Tractors and disks provided by local farmers fought the fire for several hours before getting it under control. 

Also on Monday afternoon Seward County Firefighters we’re dispatched to a house fire on Andrew Lane East of Road P in Eastern Seward County.  That fire ultimately involved multiple homes. Firefighters arrived on scene to 5 homes fully involved, according to a statement from Seward County Fire and Rescue.

Thirty firefighters from across the region including Liberal City Fire, Stevens, Haskell, and Meade Counties worked to contain the flames through the afternoon.

Seward County EMS transported two Seward County Firefighters to Southwest Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Officials have not released details on acres lost or any damage estimates.