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Forecasters warn of extreme fire risk across much of Kansas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Crews are battling fires in three southern and western Kansas counties as forecasters warn that strong winds could spread flames.

Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Katie Horner says the fires being fought late Tuesday morning are in Ellis, Reno and Sedgwick counties. Another blaze Monday burned 1,500 to 2,000 acres in Clark County before it was contained.

The grassland fire risk is listed as extreme to catastrophic in central and southeast Kansas because of forecasts for wind gusts of up to 55 mph. The only areas where red flag fire warnings haven't b...

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