Grass fire burns 1,500 acres in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities say a grass fire over about 1,500 acres in
northeast Kansas damaged two homes and four outbuildings. No injuries were

Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones told The Topeka Capital-Journal it's
unclear what started the fire Sunday. Fire crews from throughout the city and
surrounding area fought the fire through strong winds and dry conditions.

The fire was relatively under control by mid-afternoon.

The National Weather Service also warned of fire conditions in Kansas on Sunday
because of temperatures in the 70s, very low humidity and winds in excess of 25
miles per hour. The conditions were expected to continue at least into Monday.

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