A large grass fire north of Arkansas City has threatened two homes Wednesday afternoon.

According to scanner traffic, a grass fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 252 Road and 31st Road. The fire at the time was about a football field away from two homes.

Residents at one of the homes were evacuated around 2:45 p.m. Scanner reports indicate residents of the other house could not be reached.

One Arkansas City Fire unit reported it was out of water around 2:47 p.m. Winfield Fire was called out at that time.

A Cowley County sheriff's deputy responded for traffic awareness.

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