Mar 27, 2016

Wind-fueled wildfire scorches nearly 400,000 acres in Kansas, Oklahoma

Medicine Lodge, KS
USA
by
Alex Sosnowski
,
AccuWeather
Smoke from wildfires in central Kansas were visible in Wichita, Kansas, on Wednesday, March 24, 2016. Photo: Guy Pearson, AccuWeather.com
Smoke from wildfires in central Kansas were visible in Wichita, Kansas, on Wednesday, March 24, 2016. Photo: Guy Pearson, AccuWeather.com

Fueled by dry brush and fanned by high winds, a large grassland fire erupted Tuesday night and continued to burn near Medicine Lodge, Kansas, into the Easter weekend.


The Anderson Creek fire has burned close to 400,000 acres in Oklahoma and Kansas as of Friday afternoon, March 25, 2016, according to the Oklahoma Forestry Services