Firefighters were dispatched around noon Thursday to the 9600 block of Windy Hill Road and contained the fire. Windy conditions reignited the fire later in the day, prompting a second response before the fire was fully contained. No structural damage was reported.
One civilian was injured in a crash involving an ATV and a Riley County Fire District No. 1 firetruck responding to the fire. RCPD says 62-year-old Steven Salzman, of Leonardville was transported to Ascension Via Christi for treatment of non-life-threatening facial and leg injuries.
Deputy Fire Chief Doug Russel issued a statement Friday urging residents and property owners to closely monitor any outdoor burns and re-check them for several days after the fire is extinguished.