Large wildfire strikes north of Stinnett

Tom Hinde

Area firefighters and volunteers battled a large grassfire north of Stinnett in the area of County Road 12 Sunday evening. The Hutchinson County LEPC reported the terrain and high winds made fighting the fire difficult. Local fire crews battled the wildfire through the night and early morning. As of 7:30 a.m., the IC reports the fire is about 90 percent contained. Mop-up efforts are underway to prevent the fire from re-igniting.