Sunday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm Garfield County Emergency Management announced that a large grass fire had been contained. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, on the afternoon of Sunday, October 23rd Highway 11 was temporarily closed due to a large grass fire in the vicinity.
At around 6:30 pm the highway reopened, and several fire departments from Major, Woods, Kay, Garfield, and Grant County responded to the fire. Garfield County Emergency Management in a Facebook post said: ” Between the dirt and smoke it was difficult to see in some areas. The high wind gusts made it very difficult to even fight the fire but it has been contained”.