Firefighters battle large grass fire in Lee's Summit - KCTV5

Firefighters battle large grass fire in Lee's Summit

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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

Firefighters were able to stop a grass fire from destroying Lee's Summit homes Monday afternoon, but several acres were burned.

Firefighters were called about 12:30 p.m. Monday to the area of Interstate 470 and Lowenstein Drive on reports of a grass fire.

The dried up grass and thick shrubs were devoured by the fire, which raced along nearly six acres. Kansas City and Lake Lotawanna firefighters assisted Lee's Summit firefighters. Firefighters were able to save at least two homes in part because Lowenstein Road, which is a black top road, helped prevent the fire from jumping.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Cliff Deal nervously watched as firefighters worked tirelessly to protect his home. He was grateful for their hard work.

"It was pretty intense and hot. We came down the street and you could feel the heat coming," he said.

The smoke was also pouring off the field.

Firefighters spent about an hour battling the flames. Prairie Township provided a tanker truck filled with water.

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