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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
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  • Local fire crews responded to several grass and wheat field fires this week.
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  • Local fire crews responded to several grass and wheat field fires this week.
    The largest of those was a fire that burned 70 acres of pasture and wheat stubble in the 1700 block of Dutch Avenue near Moundridge. Moundridge fire crews responded to the fire at 12:59 p.m. Saturday.
    Moundridge Fire Chief Ronnie Blaylock said structures were threatened by the fire, but none were burned. No one was injured in the fire.
    The fire was caused by someone burning trash.
    Marquette firefighters responded Sunday to a fire that burned  20 acres of wheat stubble in Ellsworth County. No structures were damages, and no one was injured.
    A combine malfunction burned about 5 acres of unharvest wheat at about 3:54 p.m. Monday at Navajo Road and 10th Avenue. The fire was able to be extinguished quickly by using a tractor and disc to smother the affected area. No equipment was damaged, no structures were threatened and no one was hurt in the fire, said Conway Fire Chief Ron Hazelton.
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