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Wildfire Emergency Kansas/Oklahoma– Voluntary Evacuation Requested

23 Mar 2016, 8:12 pm

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The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office has begun evacuating homes due to grass fires separate from one that continues to rage in southern Kansas.

The wildfire started in Wood Co, OK. It soon spread overnight, into Southern Kansas aided by wind gusts.

American Red Cross currently has two shelters open.

US-160 is closed between Coldwater and Medicine Lodge. US 281 is closed between Medicine Lodge and the Oklahoma stateline. Kansas Highway Patrol is providing access control, limiting only official vehicles into the area.

There is a massive grass fire in my home county in Kansas. Has burned over 72,000 acres. No injuries reported. This is…

Posted by Martina McBride on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Headline image: Oklahoma Highway Patrol

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