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Firefighters battle large grass fire


The Ellis County Rural Fire Department responded to a 100-acre fire in grassland and wheat stubble at the intersection of 160th and Victoria Road southwest of Hays at approximately 3 p.m. Friday.

An electrical short in a power line sparked the fire, said Rural Fire Chief Dick Klaus. Rural Fire Companies 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 responded to the scene, with assistance from the Ellis County road and bridge department. Multiple trucks were at the scene.

No was injured in the fire.