Apr 01, 2024

Three fire departments work to battle a pasture fire

Posted Apr 01, 2024 9:47 PM

By Dewey Terrill

JC Post

A fire that began as a controlled burn and then spread out of control approximately nine miles southeast of Junction City Sunday evening required firefighters from Geary County, Dwight and White City  to put it out. There were no injuries but permission had not been granted to burn. The case is under investigation, according to the Geary County Rural Fire Department.

Thirty firefighters and 13 fire trucks were used to battle the fire. About 200 acres belonging to two property owners combined burned. Firefighters were on the scene about four and a half hours. 

This past Saturday was also a busy grassland burning day in the county. There were 28 burns covering about 7,000 acres but no calls for authorities.

This is the time of year when farm producers and ranchers burn grassland. 

The month of April is reserved for agriculture controlled burns only. No brush of any kind is allowed.