Fire forces evacuations near Whitewater in Harvey County


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HARVEY COUNTY, Kansas – A wheat field fire has forced some evacuations near Whitewater in Harvey County Thursday afternoon.

It broke near 125th Street North and 143rd Street East.

Fire crews from Walton, Whitewater, Newton, Harvey and Sedgwick County were called to help fight the 85 acre fire.

At least one home was evacuated and so was nearby Grace Baptist Church.

Officials say the fire started as the result of a wheat combine throwing sparks.

KSN is told one firefighter from Potwin was hurt fighting the fire.

His injuries are not serious. 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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