Mar 28, 2016

Largest wildfire in Kansas history continues to burn

Kansas
USA
by
Matt Katkov
,
NPR
The Anderson Creek Fire threatening ranch buildings in Woods County, Okla., on Thursday. The fire has burned nearly 400,000 acres in two states. Photo: Oklahoma Forestry Services
The Anderson Creek Fire threatening ranch buildings in Woods County, Okla., on Thursday. The fire has burned nearly 400,000 acres in two states. Photo: Oklahoma Forestry Services

About one inch of snow fell on parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Easter Sunday and officials say the precipitation provided a boost to their efforts to contain a wildfire described as the largest in Kansas history.

The fire began last week in Oklahoma and spread north to Kansas. Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, says the fire has burned almost 400,000 acres of prairie and ranch land in three counties across two states