Large grass fire burns in Finney County

Finney County grass fire. (Photo courtesy Jada Lobemeyer)

FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A large grass fire burned near the town of Holcomb. Officials said the fire started about five miles south of Holcomb around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Holcomb Fire Chief Bill Knight said the fire was at times up to two miles wide and between five and seven miles long.

Knight said both city and rural fire departments from Holcomb and Garden City battled the blaze. About 12 fire trucks were dispatched to fight the fire.

No one has been injured, and no structures have been burned.

Most of the land where the fire was burning is owned by Sunflower Electric, Knight said.

The fire caused a brief power outage at KSN’s Garden City transmitter. Power to the transmitter has since been restored.

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