Gallery: Hutchinson, KS Wildfire

Firefighters try to control numerous hot spots

Brett Mattison works to extinguish flames as a wildfire burns Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Interim Hutchinson Fire Department Chief Doug Hanen says fire crews are working to control numerous hot spots in the fire. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

A firefighter douses flames from a wildfire Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Interim Hutchinson Fire Department Chief Doug Hanen says fire crews are working to control numerous hot spots in the fire. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Lane Clark works to extinguish flames as a wildfire burns Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Interim Hutchinson Fire Department Chief Doug Hanen says fire crews are working to control numerous hot spots in the fire. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Jason McClure, left, and Gary McClure work to extinguish flames as a wildfire burns Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Interim Hutchinson Fire Department Chief Doug Hanen says fire crews are working to control numerous hot spots in the fire. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

John Wildin watches as a wildfire burns Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Interim Hutchinson Fire Department Chief Doug Hanen says fire crews are working to control numerous hot spots in the fire. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Firefighter Travis Pohlman checks for hot spots in the trees in the Highlands on Monday, March 6, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of two towns and the closure of some roads, (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Firefighters move past a road block near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Fires raged in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The fire warning came after powerful thunderstorms moved through the middle of the country overnight, spawning dozens of suspected tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Brad Thompson, owner of Bridgman Oil, left, assists Colwich firefighter Mike Rau, right, in filling a fire truck with gasoline at the Hutchinson Fire Department command center on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. (Katy Kildee/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Wildfires continue to burn north of Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The view looks southwest along K61 showing smoke billowing from a burning fire. Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed multiple people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames. (Travis Morisse/The Hutchinson News via AP)

 

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