Crews battle large grass fire in McPherson County

MCPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. A large grass fire that spread into two counties drew the response of multiple crews. The fire was first reported about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. It was under control by about 6 p.m. and was out by 7:30 p.m.

Marquette's fire chief says some ashes from a controlled burn earlier in the week reignited and spread because of the wind. We're told the fire started in Ellsworth County and spread to McPherson County, burning more than 1,000 acres. There were no reports of injuries nor damage to any homes or other structures.

At least 10 departments responded and crews eventually started a controlled burn to help contain the wild fire. Crews are expected to return later in the week to determine how much land was burned.