A huge grass fire just north of Arkansas City yesterday afternoon, threatened two homes, when it got within about a hundred yards away from them. Grass trucks and tankers responded, and the residents at one of the homes had to be evacuated. In the end, firefighters fortunately, were able to keep the fire from spreading, and kept it away from structures. Meanwhile, the Cowley County Fire District IV again warns area residents that fire danger is strong, with gusty north winds again in some areas. Outdoor burning was strongly discouraged.

Source: VNC News