Brush fire destroys home north of Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A home north of Manhattan was destroyed in a fast-spreading grass fire Saturday afternoon.

The fire began near north 48th Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard.

Riley County Fire officials say a farmer was cutting hay, hit a rock with his power tools and lit a spark.

Within minutes the fire had spread to his home, fire officials said.

They estimate it burned 300 acres of land and the house is a complete loss.

At one point there was zero visibility on Tuttle Creek Blvd. Kansas Highway Patrol closed the road but not before two vehicles got into a wreck.

No one was injured in the fire.

18 fire trucks and 50 firefighters responded to the scene.