Mar 28, 2016

As largest wildfire in Kansas history rages, help from unlikely sources

Barber County, KS
Story Hinckley
The Christian Science Monitor
Photo: Inform
Photo: Inform

After four days, the worst wildfire in Kansas history continues to burn through the south-central portion of the state.

After starting Tuesday in Oklahoma for unknown reasons, the Anderson Creek Fire has crossed state lines and burned more than 400,000 acres as of Sunday, making it the worst fire in Kansas history. But the Kansas Forest Service says the Anderson Creek Fire is about 90 percent contained overall as of Sunday night, with Barber County (the fire’s ground zero, representing more than 68 percent of the overall burned acreage) at 81 percent containment