Firefighters were able to contain a large wind-whipped grass fire Thursday night just south of Salina.
According to Saline County, the fire broke out in the area of Magnolia and Simpson Road early in the evening. At 8:00 strong wind was blowing the fire north/northeast towards Cloud Street. Citizens were urged to stay off Cloud Street to allow responders to deal with the fire and protect homes in the area.
By 9:00 the fire was under control. Firefighters remained on scene for mop up.
Dangerous fire conditions had been expected Thursday, and again Friday, due to south/southwest winds around 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
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Photos by Melissa McCoy / Saline County