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Firefighters Battle Sunday Morning Fires

Associated Press - November 15, 2015 8:28 am

A fire burns in the area of Donmyer and Magnolia Roads early Sunday morning. photo by Todd Pittenger

A fire burns in the area of Donmyer and Magnolia Roads early Sunday morning. photo by Todd Pittenger

Firefighters were busy in rural areas of Saline and Dickinson Counties early Sunday morning, battling a series of grass fires that may have been intentionally set.

Saline County Sheriff Deputy Todd Walsh told KSAL News at the scene of one of the fires that about a half-dozen fires were reported between 4:00 and 5:00 Sunday morning near the Saline / Dickinson County line. Multiple fires were reported in the areas of:

  • Water Well and Solomon Road
  • 1500 and Camp Road
  • 1500 and Daisy Road
  • K-4 Highway and Barn Road
  • Donmyer Road between Cloud and Magnolia

One of the largest fires was along Donmyer Road. Officials estimated to KSAL News that it burned between 50 – 100 acres. A home at 2152 S. Donmyer Road was evacuated as a precaution. A fire truck also became stuck in a field, and had to be pulled out.

Authorities believe that the fires were intentionally set. Anyone who has any information about the fires, or who may have seen anything, is asked to contact the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 826-6500  or the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 263-4081.

There were no injuries in any of the fires.

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photo by Cindy Turner / Salina RFD 5

photo by Cindy Turner / Salina RFD 5

 

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photo by Todd Pittenger

Stan Clemons

November 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

Whoever started these fires should be caught and burned at the stake for their behavior. This is not something you slap their hands for and they need to be made an example of for their actions.

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