HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire crews near Hays battled a grass fire Monday morning near the Ellis County Landfill.

The Hays Police Department warned citizens to stay out of the area while the grass fire was not under control. The KSN Skyview Network Hays camera showed smoke rising on the horizon.

The smoke was visible to drivers on I-70, but the Kansas Highway Patrol said it did not cause any disruptions to traffic.

Ellis County firefighters reported that the fire was under control at the start of the noon hour.