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Blue River Hills Rd. reopened after wildfire

A fire shut down Blue River Hills Rd. on Friday.
A fire shut down Blue River Hills Rd. on Friday.(WIBW/Becky Goff)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 3:39 PM CDT
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RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Blue River Hills Road has been reopened after fire crews were able to get a wildfire under control.

More than 800 acres were burned as a result of this fire, the cause of which is currently unknown.

Just before 2:00 p.m., a fire in the 8000 block of Blue Rivers Hills Road was called into Riley County dispatch.

In addition to Riley County Volunteer Fire Departments, additional fire personnel, including crews from Waterville and Fort Riley to assist with the ground attack on the fire.

Two 600-gallon water tankers, contracted with the Kansas Forest Service, were brought in to assist with extinguishing the fire in some sections of inaccessible terrain.

There have been some structures threatened by the fire, but as of 6:30 p.m., there had been no reports of damage.

Riley County Police Department did require the residents of one home to evacuate, they have since been allowed to return.

This is still a developing story and additional details will be added as they become available.

Residents should avoid the area of Blue River Hills Rd. due to a fire.

The Riley County Police Department says residents should avoid the area of Blue River Hills Rd. between Stockdale Park Rd. and Blue Ridge Rd.

RCPD said the road is closed due to a fire. The area has since reopened.

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