WICHITA, Ks. – Gusty winds and dry conditions across the state have prompted a high fire danger warning for Saturday.
Fire officials warn residents to be extra vigilant while using outdoor grills, and also warn drivers not to throw cigarettes out their car windows.
“In these kind of conditions we’ve been having, 30 to 60 mile an hour winds and we add an ignition source out there to the dry grass conditions, low humidity, it just leads to these issues,” says Wichita Fire Captain Stuart Bevis.
Wichita, Sedgwick County and other fire crews have battled several grass fires across the area over the last four days, and little or no moisture is expected until the possibility Saturday night of rain changing to snow.