Gallery: Aviation Over Kansas Wildfires

Fire crews work to contain wildfires near Hutchinson

A National Guard helicopter picks up water from a farm pond near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A National Guard helicopter picks up water from a farm pond near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A National Guard helicopter flies past a silo while picking up water from a farm pond near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A National Guard helicopter carries water to a wildfire near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A National Guard helicopter flies to pick up water from a farm pond near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A Blackhawk helicopter from Ft. Riley, Kan., prepares to drop water on a wildfire north of Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017. Wildfires have erupted across the Kansas over the last 24 hours. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

A Blackhawk helicopter from Ft. Riley, Kan., drops water on a wildfire north of Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017. Wildfires have erupted across the Kansas over the last 24 hours. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

A National Guard helicopter drops water on trees on the west side of the Highlands in Hutchinson, Kan., Monday, March 6, 2017. 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)

A crop duster drops water on a wildfire north of Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017. Wildfires have erupted across the Kansas over the last 24 hours. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

A crop duster drops water on a wildfire north of Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017. Wildfires have erupted across the Kansas over the last 24 hours. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

A crop duster drops water on a wildfire north of Hutchinson, Kan., on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017. Wildfires have erupted across the Kansas over the last 24 hours. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Wildfires continue to burn north of Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter approaches the fire north of Hutchinson as water air drops continue Tuesday. 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)