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Wind-Whipped Fires Sweep Kansas, Firefighter and Two Others Hospitalized

Firefighters in Russell, Paradise, Salina and elsewhere in Kansas battled wildfires fueled by winds up to 100 miles per hour Wednesday and Thursday. At least one firefighter in Russell County was hospitalized with injuries suffered in the fires. The fires ...

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Kansas Grass Fire Burns 7,000 Acres

Two structures destroyed in Clover Fire     CEDAR POINT, Kan. (AP) — A fire fueled by dry grasses and strong winds burned some 7,000 acres of grassland and two homes in east-central Kansas on Wednesday. Several fire departments were ...

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Kansas Ranchers Burn Land Despite Plea from Health Officials

Smoke from Kansas reaching as far north as South Dakota     By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas ranchers eager to prepare their land for cattle grazing have mostly brushed off the plea from state ...

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Kansas Firefighters Battle Wildfires in Barber County

National Guard helicopters helping fight the wildfires   MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas National Guard has sent two helicopters to help local firefighters battle wildfires burning about 20-25 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County. The UH-60 ...

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Wildfire Risk Leads to Disaster Declaration in Kansas

National Guard placed on alert for air support   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas is under a disaster emergency declaration through Saturday because of the risk of wildfires. Gov. Laura Kelly signed the declaration Thursday. Conditions across ...

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Audit Finds Kansas Wildfire Efforts Inadequate

State forest service needs more money     TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An audit has found that Kansas doesn’t have money to devote to wildfires. State auditors say state and local officials have had issues coordinating their firefighting efforts. They ...

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Fire Burns 75 Square Miles in Kansas, Colorado

27 fires burning across the state     TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a fire that crossed the Kansas and Colorado state line burned about 75 square miles of grassland. Kansas Adjutant General’s Department spokeswoman Katie Horner says about ...

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Deadly Wildfires Endure in Southwest U.S

Homes have been swallowed by the fires     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their ...

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Destroys Homes, Cause Evacuations

Fires burn across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. The blazes are fueled by gusting winds, low ...

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Forecasters Warn of Life-Threatening Wildfire Weather

Dangerous conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains   (Associated Press)   By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters ...

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