WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Sedgwick County Fire District 1, among other agencies, fought a fire near Lake Afton on Wednesday.
The fire started in a bean field just northeast of the lake near a housing unit in the 17500 block of W. MacArthur Road.
Fire crews arrived to find the farmer trying to put out the fire. The farmer was able to move his combine out of the way.
So far, the only damage reported is to a couple of outbuildings, a fence, and the field.
With more heat and dry weather, authorities want people to be cautious.
“Due to worsening drought conditions, firefighters are looking at above normal to extreme wildland fire conditions,” said the Sedgwick County Fire Fighters Local 2612 Facebook page. “Fires will start easily and spread rapidly, the importance of getting the necessary equipment and personnel on scene as quick as possible is essential to controlling these fires before they get out of hand.”