It was a touch and go night for fire departments all across southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma as many battled large, fast moving grass fires due excessive winds, and dry conditions.
In Columbus, it took fire and rescue several hours to get a grass fire under control in the area of NE 20th and NE Bethlehem outside of Columbus.
In Elk County, several thousand acres were destroyed south of Longton, just north of the Chautauqua County line in Elk County. The fire-fighting efforts included saving an 800 herd of cattle.
A red flag warning is still in effect today (11/27), so no burning.