Wildfire under control in southeast Kansas

  • Source: KSNW-TV NBC 3 Wichita
  • Published: 11/27/2019 12:00 AM

The Elk County Sheriff’s Office says a large wildfire near the Elk and Chautauqua County line is under control. Crews from six counties and multiple townships fought the fire which started at 5:30 p.m. Thursday night. During the fire, mandatory evacuations were issued for about four to five homes. At 3 a.m., the fire was declared under control. Crews will be monitoring for hot spots today. No injuries were reported and no homes were lost in the fire. The sheriff’s office thanked citizens throughout the area for providing water and refreshments throughout the firefight.


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