Mar 13, 2016

Largest wildfire in state history ravages Kansas

Kansas
USA
by
Alejandro Davila Fragosa
,
Think Progress
Aerial view of the Kansas wildfire that so far has burned some 400,000 acres. Two residences, as well as a number of outbuildings were destroyed, too, but there have been no serious injuries or fatalities. Photo: Kansas Forest Service
Aerial view of the Kansas wildfire that so far has burned some 400,000 acres. Two residences, as well as a number of outbuildings were destroyed, too, but there have been no serious injuries or fatalities. Photo: Kansas Forest Service

Much progress has been made thanks to a cold front, and now after a week of burning, the largest wildfire in Kansas history could end Sunday.

The Anderson Creek wildfire that’s burned through nearly 400,000 acres in two states since Tuesday is likely to be fully out soon, according to published reports, as snow fell on Kansas Sunday...

Kansas has been suffering from abnormal weather in recent years. And while some recent reports note that Kansas won’t be as affected by climate change as other states, recent temperatures have been unusually warm, making the region suceptible to wildfires