Routine burn gets out of control

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Hundreds of acres of land are charred this morning because a routine permit burn got out of hand Sunday.

Winds from the South pushed a dark smoke over Northeast Topeka. A barn more than 100 years old was destroyed when a brush fire got out of control according to Soldier Township Fire Fighters.

A similar situation South of Topeka near Auburn, where a brush fire charred more than 100 acres.

Fire Fighters tell Kansas First News that wind fueled what was supposed to be a routine permit burn.

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