Large grass fire in Clark County mostly contained

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ASHLAND, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire crews battled a large grass fire in Clark County on Monday

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department said the fire started about four miles west of Ashland and south of U.S. 160 before noon.  Late Monday afternoon, county emergency management officials said the fire was mostly contained. The fire moved south and threatened at least three nearby ranches. 

Fire departments were called from other counties to help battle the blaze which was mostly contained around 3 p.m. Crews are just battling hot spots.

Officials with Clark County Emergency Management said the fire burned between 1,500 and 2,000 acres.

Today, the National Weather Service issued an extreme to catastrophic grassland fire danger for our area. They are encouraging residents to not have any outdoor burning today or tomorrow; residents need to be careful with any types of fires as they may be difficult to control.

The KSN Storm Tracker 3 weather team picked up the plume of smoke on radar from Ashland.

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