Grass fire causes problems along K-42 southwest of Wichita

K42 Grass Fires

WICHITA, Kansas – A grass fire caused several parts of K-42 to be closed southwest of Wichita Wednesday.

Grass fires were spotted at 119th, 151st, 167th Street West and all the way to the Harper County line. 

Fire officials believe a muffler spitting sparks caused the string of fires along the highway.

They don’t think the fires were intentionally set. 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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