- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) - The biggest wildfire in Kansas history has been largely contained, but authorities said more homes were damaged than originally thought.

The Kansas Adjutant General’s Office said Monday that nine Barber County homes were destroyed in the fire, which started in Oklahoma last week before moving north into Kansas. No one has been seriously injured.

Earlier estimates showed anywhere from two to six homes were destroyed in the county, which suffered the most damage in Kansas.

Oklahoma Forestry Services estimated the total burn area between the two states at 574 square miles. The agency earlier estimated the size of the fire at 620 square miles.

The Kansas Forest Service says the fire was 90 percent contained Sunday, and 81 percent contained in Barber County by Monday.


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