Category Archives: Fires

Interstate Highway Fire

I burnFire crews made a quick attack of a fire at mile marker 77 early this afternoon.  A semi truck tire in the middle of the burned area appeared to be the igniter of the fire.

This fire was located approximately a quarter mile from the several hundred acre fire we had just recently.

The northerly winds helped keep this fire in control, giving firefighters the chance to catch it before it spread beyond the area just adjacent to the Interstate.

Turnpike Car Fire

Car fire 6On Tuesday evening, Feb. 21st, the El Dorado Fire Department responded to a passenger vehicle fire at mile marker 79 on the Kansas Turnpike.

Crews arrived on scene to find a small Toyota car fully involved with flames. Firefighters were able to quickly put the fire out and there were no injuries due to the incident.

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Seven Departments Respond to Wild Land Fire

Hay3The fire started alongside the turnpike.  By the time it was extinguished, seven departments were involved in the firefight.

Moderate winds coupled with tall and dense grassland hampered firefighters.

Two homes were endangered, but fire trucks were stationed at each house and they weren’t damaged.  Livestock was also endangered, but no injuries to them.

Approximately 200 acres burned along with approximately 50 round bales.