Tag Archives: Kansas

Fire Warnings Issued for Six States

Red Flag warnings across nation’s midsection   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern ...

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Wildfires Cause Disaster Declaration in Kansas

Three wildfires burning in central part of state   LYON, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced Wednesday that Rice County officials have asked for help ...

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Wind-Driven Fires Burn 40 Square Miles in Kansas

Nearly 50 wildfires across the state since the weekend   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Crews are battling wind-blown wildfires that have burned about 40 square miles in Kansas. State officials say nearly 50 wildfires have erupted across Kansas since the ...

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Wildfire Burns at Least 10,000 Acres in Kansas

17 actives fires burning   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Crews are battling pockets of wildfire across Kansas with at least 10,000 acres burned so far. Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Katie Horner says that as of late Tuesday afternoon ...

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Wildfire Breaks Out in Southwest Kansas

Wildfire south of Ashland not yet contained   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A wildfire broke out in southwestern Kansas, burning 1,600 acres so far and forcing residents in the area to evacuate. Clark County Emergency Manager Millie Fudge says firefighters ...

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Kansas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration Due to Wildfire

One blaze burned 10,000 hay bales   MOSCOW, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of a high risk of wildfires after one blaze burned 10,000 hay bales in the southwest part of the state. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed an ...

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Kansas Wildfires Causes Suspension of Grazing Restrictions

Ranchers affected by fires are offered relief from USDA   WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ranchers in three states affected by wildfires have been given a temporary suspension of grazing restrictions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday authorized emergency grazing ...

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Oklahoma, Kansas Wildfires Contained

Starbuck fire burned over 1,200 square miles   GATE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas are now 42 percent contained, but a high fire danger continues in the region. The agency ...

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Kansas Wildfires Under Control

Containment levels of fires in several counties are at 70 percent and greater   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in Kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response ...

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