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Firefighters battle large grass fire in NW Wichita

Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 3:09 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: West Street is back open after a large grass fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters spent a couple of hours fighting the blaze in a field near West Street. A few trucks remain on the scene to monitor hot spots.

Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the area of I-235 & K-96 around 3:30 p.m. It cleared out within half an hour.

Crews said the fire started at an asphalt plant on West Street.

Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire in northwest Wichita.

Sedgwick County dispatchers say the fire is located at an asphalt plant in the 3600 block of N. West Street.

Emergency crews have closed West Street from 29th to 37th to battle the fire.

WichWay.org traffic cameras captured the smoke billowing from the near K-96 and West Street.

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