(PHILLIPS COUNTY, Kan.) — The threat for grass fires continue throughout western Kansas, as the extreme heat and dry conditions continue.
Emergency Manager Bill Ring says about 1,000 acres burned in Ellis County Wednesday. The canyon is in the northeast quadrant of the county. He says the area that burned is filled with oil wells and cattle. No cattle were lost in the fire, but Midwest Energy lost a lot of power poles.
Power poles also burned in Phillips County Wednesday. The fire started east of Logan off of K-9 and burned a four by four mile area.
A couple of firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. Phillips County authorities say farmers were also assisting with the fire on their tractors.