Grass fires in Harvey Co. causing dangerous driving conditions

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

HARVEY COUNTY, Kan. — Several grass fires that flared up along Highway 50 near Walton in Harvey County Wednesday afternoon have since been extinguished. The fires were believed to have possibly been started by a passing train.

The smoke from the fires covered the highway, reducing visibility drastically.

Trains were also halted in the area due to crews working near the tracks. They have since been allowed to continue running.

Fire fighters in the area requested traffic control because of several close calls with vehicles not being able to see the roadway.

Marion County and Peabody firefighters were also called in to assist. 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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