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Local fire crews scramble to keep up with grass fires

Besides the blazes in Allen, area firefighters were stretched very thin during the Friday afternoon and evening hours.

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RECAP: Fire ravages abandoned building in Allen

A raging fire broke out in Allen destroying a building and the old grain elevator shortly before noon today.

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Grass fire develops west of Emporia

A taxing day for area firefighters continues.

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Allen Elevator, old Masonic lodge likely destroyed by related fires

Fire has heavily damaged, if not destroyed, two buildings in Allen, and firefighters from several departments worked feverishly for several hours to contain the potential fire danger.

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Olpe, Emporia FDs battling grass fire

Area firefighters have been dispatched to a rural address west-southwest of Olpe after a grass fire.

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Longbine announces re-election bid

17th District Sen. Jeff Longbine has filed to run for re-election.

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Gaede hopes to be re-elected as Lyon County Treasurer

Lyon County Treasurer Sharon Gaede wants four more years in her current job.

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Westar proposes residential, school rate hike

Westar Energy is seeking to raise rates for its residential customers and schools across Kansas in the near future.

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