2 years of Kansas wildfires could total $100M
June 16, 2017
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...