Apr 12, 2024

6,000 acres burn in rural Ellis County fire

Posted Apr 12, 2024 8:00 AM
Ellis Co. fire photos State Fire Marshal
Ellis Co. fire photos State Fire Marshal

ELLIS COUNTY —One structure and about 6,000 acres of grass and brush in northeast Ellis County were burned in a fire yesterday afternoon, according to the state fire marshal, Mark Engholm, who was on the scene.

The blaze was near Codell Road and the Sweetwater Ranch with gusty winds pushed flames rapidly to the southeast.

 Ellis County Kansas Fire & Emergency Management received mutual aid assistance from multiple counties and water drops from air tankers contracted through the Kansas Forest Service.