Firefighters from four counties responded to an outside fire Sunday afternoon that consumed about 1,500 acres.

Firefighters from four counties responded to an outside fire Sunday afternoon that consumed about 1,500 acres.

McPherson County firefighters responded at 12:32 p.m. Sunday to Plum Avenue and Smoky Valley Road. A fire was reignited from a controlled burn earlier in the week, and wind spread the fire from Ellsworth County into McPherson County.

Firefighters from Marquette, Lindsborg, Windom, Conway and Inman responded, as did firefighters from Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Geneseo and Holyrood in Ellsworth County, Little River in Rice County, and two trucks from Saline County.

At one point, crews started a controlled burn to cut off the fuel supply and curb the wild fire's spread. The fire was under control by 6 p.m. and extinguished by 7:30 p.m.

No one was injured, nor were any homes or structures damaged.

"Make sure when you do a controlled burn, you have a good break, and make sure it gets put 100 percent out," said Jim Unruh, Marquette's fire chief. "That'll go a long way toward stopping these kinds of fires in the future."