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Crews battling several grass fires across Kansas

January 8, 2020 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Crews have been battling numerous grass fires across Kansas Wednesday amid windy, dry conditions.

KWCH-TV reported that weather radar has picked up the smoke from fires in Cowley, Greenwood and Saline counties.

The National Weather Service said a fire located east of Arkansas City is spreading north. The local emergency management agency has warned residents southwest of Dexter that they need to be aware of the fire and prepared to take action if needed.

Grass fires are also located northwest of Eureka, east of Salina and South of New Cambria.

Winds were gusting between 30 and 40 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon.