Firefighters responded to multiple grass fires Thursday in Leavenworth County.

Firefighters responded to multiple grass fires Thursday in Leavenworth County.

One fire near Basehor consumed about 150 acres of vegetation. Another fire off of Dehoff Drive damaged a barn, according to Chuck Magaha.

Magaha serves as the director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management. He also serves as the chief of the Fairmount Township Fire Department.

While the fires resulted in property damage, no injuries were reported, Magaha said.

"The fires were spreading rapidly," he said.

Leavenworth County was under a red flag warning Thursday because of windy and dry conditions resulted in "critical fire weather conditions," according to the National Weather Service.

The fire near Basehor was reported around 4 p.m. in the area of 166th Street and Evans Road.

"We had three departments working on that fire," Magaha said.

Firefighters remained on scene until about 11:30 p.m., but at that point they were "mopping up" the fire, he said.

Magaha lives in that area and the fire burned onto his property.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No burn permits were being issued Thursday for unincorporated areas of the county because of the high fire danger.

Magaha said people who violate a county ordinance by burning without a permit can be fined.

Some rain fell Thursday morning. But Magaha said it would not take long for the grass to dry out again.

"We'll be back in the same boat," he said.

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