Mar 26, 2016

Wildfire in Barber County 31 percent contained, official says

Barber County, KS
Bryan Horwatch
Wichita Eagle
Photo: Bryan Horwath
Photo: Bryan Horwath

The wildfire that has burned hundreds of thousands of acres in Barber County was more than 30 percent contained as of Saturday evening, according to a Kansas Forest Service spokeswoman...

The wildfires also stretch into Oklahoma, and around 400,000 acres total have been burned in Kansas and Oklahoma. No injuries or fatalities have been reported in Kansas, although six homes have been destroyed, along with outbuildings, according to officials