WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A grass fire burned 300 acres east of Salina Thursday night.
According to the Saline County Kansas Facebook page, a large fire broke out around 8 p.m. on E Magnolia Rd, blowing north/northeast toward E Cloud St.
Four departments were called to help contain the fire. As of 9 p.m., the fire was under control.
According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported seeing a car in the area and watched as they threw a firework out of the window. Investigators later found the remains of a spent firework in the area of Magnolia Rd and S Simpson Rd.
As a result, this fire is being investigated as a criminal case.
There were no injuries and no structures involved, according to Saline County.
A KSN viewer tells us they first noticed the fire as they were leaving Salina Presbyterian Manor, 2601 E. Crawford St.
“We turned east on Crawford headed to Simpson Road, which goes north and south. We turned south on Simpson Road and drove probably 1.5 miles to Magnolia Road. The fire was to the east of Simpson Road,” the viewer said.
As the fire burned, Saline County advised people to stay off Cloud Street to allow first responders to deal with the fire danger and to protect homes in the area.