Wildfires

People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 08, 2017 - 12:26 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames. Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief for the...
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People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 2:53 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews struggled Tuesday to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states, killing five people and forcing thousands of others to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. Fires burned in parts of Kansas,...
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Vic Trass writes his name and phone number on a sign-in sheet on Monday, March 6, 2017, as he arrives at an evacuation center in Hutchinson, Kans., as a grassfire continues to rage north of Hutchinson. Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. (Katy Kildee/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 1:06 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas...
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Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kan., Monday, March 6, 2017. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 10:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames. The fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas...
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Cattle graze by a wildfire near Protection, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of several towns and the closure of some roads. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 10:38 am
STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Authorities say a wildfire killed three ranch hands in the Texas Panhandle who were trying to usher cattle away from the flames. Gray County Judge Richard Peet said Tuesday that the...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2009 file photo, a home is threatened by a wall of flames near Santa Barbara, Calif. People are causing five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of America’s wildfire season, a study of 20 years of fires finds. Even as climate change worsens the nation’s wildfire season, making it longer and easier to burn more acres, a new study says the human ignition factor plays an even bigger role on top of that. While fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, this study digs into the details of how and where the people problem is and how it interacts with global warming to make matters worse. (AP Photo/Keith D. Cullom, File)
February 27, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study blames people for triggering five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of the wildfire season. Even as climate change worsens the nation's fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers say human activities...
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