Fireworks may be to blame for Great Bend grass fire

Great Bend grass fire

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GREAT BEND, Kansas Fire officials in Great Bend say fireworks may be to blame for a grass fire in the southeast part of the town Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 2:30pm. High wind gusts caused flames to quickly spread. It burned nearly 100 evergreen trees, some fence posts, and a nearby shed causing an estimated $5,000 in damages.

The fire was contained nearly two hours after it started, but firefighters remained on the scene to control hot spots and keep the fire from re-igniting.

Officials said they found fireworks in the area of the fire. Neighbors also reported hearing fireworks go off shortly before the fire began. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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