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.