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2 years of Kansas wildfires could total $100M


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Back-to-back years of record wildfires in Kansas could end up costing as much as $100 million.

Kansas Department of Agriculture and Forest Service reports show that damages so far exceed $80 million.

That includes roughly $50 million to cover about 3,700 miles of burned fences and as many as 8,000 dead cattle from wildfires this year along the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

But those numbers don't include the loss of homes and other structures, such as barns and garages, or power lines.

The department's data also doesn't include the $3 million spent on firefighting or the th...

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