Numerous fire departments respond to Alma fire as it encroaches on town

A rekindled grass fire from Monday blanketed Alma in billows of smoke and prompted an estimated 15 area fire districts to respond.

Wabaunsee County undersheriff Darrin Stewart said the fire was reported about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The blaze started south of town but heavy winds brought it into Alma, he said.

Stewart said rumors that Alma, a town of less than 1,000 people in Wabaunsee County, was being evacuated were untrue.

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