A large wildfire is currently burning near Bjorling Road in northern Riley County. Please avoid the area near Christianson Hill and Rose Hill, north of Randolph. The current fire is near the location of the recent Carlson Road Fire.
Riley County Fire District #1 crews are on scene and will likely remain well into the evening. No structures are currently threatened and no injuries have been reported.
Manhattan Fire Department personnel, as well as crews from the Blue Rapids and Waterville Fire Departments in Marshall County are providing assistance and support. No estimates for number of acres burned or percent of control are available at this time.
This fire was caused by a permitted, controlled burn in the area that got out of control.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MAP OUTLINE INDICATES THE APPROXIMATE AREA OF THE FIRE.