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Wildfires strike Northern Kansas

Wildfires ripped through the part of northern Kansas. The dry weather mixed with last week’s...
Wildfires ripped through the part of northern Kansas. The dry weather mixed with last week’s extreme winds have made for a very bad combination that caused the fire.(KASEY MINTZ, KSNB)
Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 10:34 PM CST
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RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. (KSNB) - Wildfires ripped through the part of northern Kansas. The dry weather mixed with last week’s extreme winds have made for a very bad combination that caused the fire.

The wildfire was so big there was a group effort to put out the blaze, Including the volunteer firefighters from Gorham, Kansas which is south of where the fires hit.

Jack brown volunteers with the Gorham Fire Department and he says fighting this fire was hard because of the sheer size of it.

“The flames were tall miles at a time and they were just couldn’t get ahead of it. You know you just had to stay behind. Like I said there was just miles of it at a time,” Brown said. “Everybody was just trying to do the best they could.”

In addition to the size of the fire, the terrain also hindered firefighters from getting the fire out quicker.

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