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Car tire ignites grass fire in Johnson County, Kansas

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 17:16:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A tire caused a grass fire Monday in Johnson County, Kansas.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Monday afternoon that K10 at Edgerton Road was closed for a short period of time because of the blaze that erupted “after a car lost a wheel.”

No injuries were reported.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a state of disaster emergency the same day due to “high risk of wildland fires and red flag warnings in several Kansas counties,” according to a news release.

Johnson County was among those counties.