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Kansas Heads into Wildfire Season

A poster from the U.S. Forest Service depicting Smokey Bear, the central character in a long running campaign to increase fire safety.

The danger of wildfires in Kansas typically increases this time of year. Experts say wildfires are an issue in both rural and urban areas. Ross Hauck (Hawk) is the fire management coordinator with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University. He says everyone should pay attention to the so-called Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service - and not just during the pasture burning season, but all year long.


More information about wildfire safety can be found on the Kansas Forest Service website: www.kansasforests.org.

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Wildfire Season Begins in Kansas

It's wildfire season in Kansas, the time of year when controlled burns can often get OUT of control. Ross Hauck (Hawk) is the fire management coordinator with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University.


More information about wildfire safety can be found on the Kansas Forest Service website: www.kansasforests.org.

Ross Hauck on Red Flag warnings

Ross Hauck on primary cause of fires: humans

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