Wildfires swept by high winds threatened numerous towns across southern Kansas on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Over 2000 cows were killed in Kansas Fire. Spare estimated they lost at least 1,600 adult cattle and probably another 500 calves, or more. That could equate to losses well into the millions.

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One fire came up from Oklahoma, endangering the tiny town of Englewood. Another started north of Ashland and eventually endangered the county seat. Both towns were evacuated.

 

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Racy updates the status of the Clark County fires from the command post in Ashland, Kansas. (March 7, 2017)
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Drone video shows devastation from Kansas wildfire

Drone footage shows burned fields and a burned out barn and garage near Ashland, Kansas. After the fires swept through, winds started stripping away the topsoil, creating dust storms. (Courtesy video)
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Raw footage: Battling wildfires across southwest Kansas

Firefighters from across the state battle wildfires Monday night and Tuesday morning near the towns of Protection and Ashland. Thousands of acres were burned by wind driven fires. (video by Bo Rader / kansas.com)
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Missouri farmers step up and deliver hay to Kansas Farms that were burnt in the fires. On Saturday March 25th.     [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/tc.thompson.33/videos/10212410302522604/” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″]