Oberlin State emergency officials say crews have succeeded in extinguishing wildfires that burned hundreds of acres in northwest Kansas, which has been sweltering under triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions.
Fire departments from neighboring Colorado and Nebraska were called in Tuesday to help fight at least two wildfires outside Oberlin, located in far northwest Kansas along the Nebraska border. Temperatures in the area were forecast to be 113 on Wednesday and stay that way through the rest of the week. No major damage or injuries were reported from the fires.
Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Sharon Watson said Wednesday afternoon that Decatur County reports the fires that burned about 5,000 acres Tuesday have been extinguished. No homes were destroyed.