Crews from Nebraska cross state line to help fight wildfires in Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – Multiple emergency crews, including some from Nebraska, were on scene helping fight fires in Washington County.

A deputy on scene of a fire in Riley County told a KSNT News reporter Washington County was “overwhelmed” and had to pull in resources.

One fire was located near Madison Road & 9th Road in Linn, and another one was located near 23rd Road & Big Bear Road near Hanover.

After battling it since 1 p.m., emergency personnel told KSNT News they had the fire under control five hours later. They said the fire was rekindled from a fire two weeks ago.

Fire crews were able to save three houses.

Now, they’re returning the favor and sending people to help with a fire that’s in Nebraska.

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