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Gov. Kelly issues disaster declaration for fire hazard


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly issued an emergency disaster declaration Monday as weather conditions bring a high risk of fires this week.

Kelly said in a news release that elevated to critical fire weather is expected for the next four days, with extra concern on Tuesday and Wednesday when a storm with strong winds is forecast to move across the state.

Conditions that fuel fires are extremely dry across the state and fire behavior has been "erratic" for several days, the announcement said.

The declaration puts state personnel and resources, such as helicopters, on standby to allo...

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