Information sought on rural Geary County fires

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The Geary County Rural Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for several suspicious fires in eastern and southeastern Geary County. Director Garry Berges says several fires on remote gravel roads have occurred since January 31st of this year.

The most recent fire occurred during the evening hours Wednesday, (March 15) and involved the destruction of approximately 110 large bales of brome grass. Loss to the owner was approximately $5,000.

The Geary County Rural Fire Department Investigators are actively investigating these fires and is requesting the public’s assistance. The agency is requesting the public to report information on any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles on remote gravel roads in Geary County.

Anyone with information about these fires is asked to call Junction City/Geary County Crimestoppers at 762-TIPS, 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Geary County Rural Fire Department at 785-238-1290. Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal are assisting the local investigators.

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