Mar 27, 2016

Record wildfire comes to Kansas, as do lifesaving neighbors

Kansas
USA
by
Mitch Smith
,
New York Times
A highway west of Medicine Lodge, Kan. A wildfire that began on Tuesday in Oklahoma soon spread to Kansas. Photo: Craig Hacker, The New York Times
A highway west of Medicine Lodge, Kan. A wildfire that began on Tuesday in Oklahoma soon spread to Kansas. Photo: Craig Hacker, The New York Times

The [Andereson Creek Fire], which started on Tuesday across the state line in Oklahoma and by late Sunday had not been fully contained, is said to be the largest recorded wildfire in Kansas history and has prompted a vast mobilization of firefighters rarely seen in this state