Tag Archives: Kansas

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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Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Face Tornado and Wildfire Threats

States brace for spring disasters     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s ...

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Forecasters Warns of Fires Across U.S. High Plains

Intensifying drought has resulted in critical fire danger   By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of moisture received across the United States’ southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned ...

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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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