Man injured in ATV crash during out of control brush fire
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was injured while battling an out of control brush fire in Riley Co. on Thursday.
Riley Co. Fire District #1 responded to the 9600 block of Windy Hill Road around noon.
The fire was quickly contained, but reignited around 3:30 that afternoon due to windy conditions.
Officials say it took crews about an hour-and-a-half to get the blaze under control for a second time.
RCFD says the fire started out as a controlled burn, but spread to a neighboring pasture.
Around 30 acres were burned, thankfully, no structures were damaged.
Officials say a civilian was injured in an ATV accident during the response, suffering non-life threatening injuries.
Riley Co. Police Department’s police activity report lists Steven Salzman, 62, of Leonardville as the man that hit a Riley Co. Fire District #1 apparatus while driving an ATV through the brush fire. Salzman was transported to Via Christi for non-life threatening facial and leg injuries.
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