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6 possible arson fires in rural Saline County

SALINA, Kan. (AP) -- Volunteer firefighters in a Saline County fire district reported extinguishing a half of dozen grass fires in the county within two hours.

KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZzpzZM ) the fires were reported between 11 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday Saline County Fire District (hash)5.

Battalion Chief David Turner says the fires apparently were arson. He says all the blazes started within two hours, they were all close together and no natural cause, such as lightning, was found.

No one was hurt in any of the fires, which occurred in fields or ditches.