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    • Several recent small fires keep city and county firefighters busy

    • Several small fires have kept Pratt city and township fire crews busy recently. A small grass fire broke out at NE 110th Street and NE 10th Avenue a mile east of U.S. 281 and 10 miles north of Pratt. Iuka firefighters quickly put out the fire of unknown origin. Only grass was burned in the fire on Thursday, June 21. A fire Saturday night, June 23, in Pratt at 505 North Thompson turned out to be a controlled burn of a stump. The home owner had used kerosene to start the fire and a neighbor saw the fire flare up when it started and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived but only stayed a few minutes once it was determined it was a controlled burn. On Sunday, June 24, Miguel Ibarra was working on the fuel system of his 1992 Toyota Celica when the car caught fire at 823 South Ninnescah. Firefighters quickly had the fire out with fire damage restricted to the left front fender area. No one was injured in the fire. On Monday, June 25, several small fires of unknown origin broke out close together just east of SW 140th Avenue on both sides of U.S. 54 that is about a mile and a half east of the Pratt-Kiowa County line. Firefighters from Cullison, with assistance from a Kiowa County crew quickly had the fires extinguished. One of the fires reignited later in the day but one Cullison fire truck quickly had the fire out. 

      Posted Jun. 26, 2012