2,000 Acres Burn In Barber County

By: KAKE
By: KAKE
The fire is burning along Highway 160 Between Aetna and Sun City Road. The Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg tells KAKE News the fire is believed to have began as a controlled burn that reignited today.

(courtesy Sabrina Jones)

DEER HEAD TOWNSHIP, Kan. (KAKE) -- Around 2,000 acres have burned in Barber County following a grassfire that is still active.

The fire is burning along Highway 160 Between Aetna and Sun City Road. The Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg tells KAKE News the fire is believed to have began as a controlled burn that reignited today.

The sheriff says all but two fire units in Barber County are out fighting the fire, along with units from Comanche County who are providing mutual aid. Deputies and KDOT crews are assisting with traffic control along Highway 160 as smoke is obscuring the roadway.

Sheriff Rugg says it could be morning before crews get the fire under control. No people or livestock have been killed or hurt in the fire and not structures have been damaged.

Posted by: Nick Viviani


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