Kansas Uncontrolled Wildfire Leads Evacuation

April 28, 2023 5:45 am11 commentsViews: 81

Evacuations have begun in Kansas responding to wildfires and monitoring done by state Emergency Operations Center in Topeka.

Kansas Uncontrolled Wildfire Leads Evacuation

About forty square miles of rural land has been burned in northern Oklahoma and authorities have confirmed about 150 mobile home residents have been evacuated in the Riley County.

The Kansas Adjutant General’s Office said about eight homes have been evacuated in Geary County and some from Alma in Wabaunsee County is being worked out.

The authorities in northwestern Oklahoma said the wildfire has spread rapidly and hence the residents of town of Freedom are encouraged to evacuate.

The Woods County Emergency Management Director Steve Foster too said they are encouraging the residents of Freedom to evacuate their homes.

By 3:30 p.m. the wildfire was about two hours southwest of Freedom.

Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer said the winds have been gusting around 40 miles per hour and this is making the wildfire uncontrollable and is threatening an iodine-manufacturing plant too that could produce environmental hazards if not lead to significant explosion risk.

Lehenbauer added, “We’re going to have to really watch it, because if it jumps that river, it’s going to be tough to stop again”

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