By Pilar Martin
Grass fire danger is a real threat this time of year and has already caused a fatality in the county and damage to property.
Grasses, weeds, and stubble from fields can go up in flames in an instant. A Halstead-area man was killed when a brush fire got out of control his month. Also in March, a shed with a classic car inside burned when a field fire re-ignited south of Hesston.
Sunday, Halstead firefighters responded to a two-acre field fire that got close to train tracks.
Many people think if there is rain or moisture, fire danger is not a problem, but what’s above the ground that burns. Dead grass from winter can burn even when the ground is muddy.
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