PHOTOS: Firefighters back at Dover grass fire

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DOVER, Kan. (KSNT) – Firefighters were on scene of a grass fire Tuesday that’s rekindled the past two days.

Shawnee County Fire Department District No. 4 firefighters were called to a grass fire around noon Sunday to an area south of Dover. That fire has rekindled now two days later and firefighters are returning.

A persistent grass fire has reignited near Dover.

KSNT reporters on the scene confirmed firefighters have returned to the area to extinguish what appears to be increasingly larger plumes of smoke and flames.

A reporter on 57th Street said he witnessed visible fire flare up briefly.

A persistent grass fire has reignited near Dover.

Earlier this week flames spread to several buildings, according to local authorities.

Grass fires are on a rise in northeast Kansas. The Soldier Township Fire Department in Topeka usually gets around three calls a day, but in the past four days, they have already received 53 calls.

A persistent grass fire has reignited near Dover.

On Monday crews were sent back to battle a fire south of Dover after some areas of the fire reignited.

Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, winds continued to gust at around 30 mph.

Below are areal shots from our KSNT News Sky Tracker 2.

This is a developing story.

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