2,000 Firefighters battle Kansas wildfires which displace thousands

Wildfires raging across Kansas have driven thousands from their homes, as some 2000 firefighters converge on the 650,000-acre blazes.

This Kansas Highway Patrol trooper arrives just in time to rescue a driver whose truck was stuck on a highway median as raging wildfires approach.   

About 2,000 firefighters are currently battling the fires that have consumed more than 1,000 square miles of farmland.

State Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Katie Horner says the number of helicopters dumping water on the fires increased Wednesday from six to nine.

This is possible because flying conditions are safer due to calmer winds.

More than half of the blaze has burned in Clark and Comanche counties, both ranching and farming communities along the state’s southern border with Oklahoma.

The most populated area affected is Reno County, where 10,000 to 12,000 people voluntarily evacuated their homes Monday.

By Wednesday, 1,000 to 2,000 residents of the county remained displaced.

Horner says she can’t yet provide a cost estimate of the fire damage.
(AP)

 
 
 
 
 
US

Trump Does Not Support New Healthcare Bill in Current Form

Trump Does Not Support New Healthcare Bill in Current Form
WASHINGTON—The White House said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is not supporting a temporary bipartisan healthcare bill ...
READ MORE >
 

Russia Completes Tests of a New Ballistic Missile

Russia Completes Tests of a New Ballistic Missile
Russia has confirmed that it had finished testing a new silo-based short-range ballistic missile on Oct. 18. The ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Trump Slams NFL for Not Making Players Stand for Anthem

Trump Slams NFL for Not Making Players Stand for Anthem
U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for ...
READ MORE >
 

Russia Increasing Pressure on North Korea

Russia Increasing Pressure on North Korea
North Korea is finding itself increasingly isolated as Russia and China have joined the United States in imposing ...
READ MORE >
 

Fashion Illustration Series #1: Song Joong Ki

Fashion Illustration Series #1: Song Joong Ki
“Hallyu Stars meets Fashion Illustration Series” - Hallyu World X Metropolitan Miss Collab! -    This time as ...
READ MORE >