Arson suspected in Kansas grass fires

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in east-central Kansas say they suspect someone set a series of weekend grass fires.

Saline Rural Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief Rod Ade told The Salina Journal the six fires that spread out over 80 acres in Saline and Dickinson counties on Sunday appear to have been set.

No injuries were reported, and the damage was limited to grass and hay bales.

Saline County Sheriff’s Lt. Stan Fruits says authorities were notified of the the fires by hunters arriving at fields for the second day of pheasant and quail season.



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