Winds Fuel Fires around Area

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The haze on the horizon around the Topeka area isn't from clouds and drizzle - it's the smoke of brush fires.

Dispatchers report more than a dozen out-of-control grass fires in Shawnee County alone Monday afternoon.

One of those happened north of Silver Lake, near 62nd and Humphrey. Not too far from there, more crews were out at 62nd and Landon.

Other reports came in from North of Topeka on 66th in Soldier Township; south of Topeka at 93rd and Croco Road; 85th and Adams; 800 California and 5000 SW 77th.

Forecasters expect the fire danger to continue this week. Winds will be even stronger Tuesday.

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