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All Major Kansas Wildfires Contained, Under Control

Wildfires have been a huge problem in Kansas this spring, charring hundreds of square miles of mostly rural land.

All major wildfires that had been burning in Kansas are now contained and under control. That's according to Ben Bauman, the spokesman for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.

A grass fire flared-up early this (WED) morning near the town of Alma in Wabaunsee County, but local firefighters were able to bring it under control. Bauman says the massive wildfire burning in northwest Oklahoma is no longer presenting a threat to counties in southern Kansas.


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All Major Kansas Wildfires Now Under Control

Kansas officials say all major wildfires across the state have now been contained and are under control. Ben Bauman is the spokesman for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.

Bauman also says the massive grass fire in northwest Oklahoma is no longer threatening Barber and Comanche counties in south-central Kansas.

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