A vehicle traveling northbound on I-135 lost a wheel, which started a small fire that damaged a nearby wheat field.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #6 were called to a small fire burning in a field near Assaria and milepost 84 on Wednesday.
Brian Cedeno, 28, Wichita, was driving a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan when one of the wheels on the vehicle fell off in to the ditch.
The heat from the wheel started a fire that spread to a nearby property owned by Clayton Short.
The fire destroyed three acres of unharvested wheat.
The total loss to the wheat field was at $800.