Two hurt in Cowley County grass fire

Two hurt in Cowley County grass fire

8 April 2009

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Two people were burned — one critically — in a grass fire that broke out this afternoon in Cowley County.

The Winfield Fire Department said the fire was reported about 1 p.m. southeast of Winfield after what started as a controlled burn got out of hand.

Firefighters said one person was flown by air ambulance to the burn unit at Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis Campus. The second victim was taken from the scene by ambulance. Neither victim was a firefighter.

The fire was one of several grass fires reported in south-central Kansas this afternoon, but no other injuries were reported.

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