Four grass fires burning along a stretch of Interstate 70 and U.S. 40 that brought traffic to a near stop Monday afternoon.

Four grass fires burning along a stretch of Interstate 70 and U.S. 40 that brought traffic to a near stop Monday afternoon.


Police said four grass fires began around 3 p.m., snarling traffic in that area until 3:45 p.m. Firefighters from Independence extinguished the blazes.


Traffic soon resumed at normal speeds. No one was injured.