Fuel and fire behavior advisory for Central Kansas and Nebraska


April 14, 2022

Midway Co-op Association, Inc., in conjunction with Land O'Lakes donated a total of $3,750 to the Mankato Fire Department. Land O'Lakes is a regional cooperative that matches dollar-for-dollar cash donations from its local cooperative members like Midway Co-op. The donations are designed to help purchase fire equipment for the community. Midway Co-op appreciates the time and commitment of all firefighters, but especially those volunteers in our local communities. Pictured (from left) are Roger Meier, Evan Reiter, assistant chief; Anthony Kennedy, Rex Oliver (Midway Co-op Mankato Elevator Manager), Brian Shulda, chief and Justin Schoonover, mayor and fireman.

The Kansas Forest Service and the Nebraska Forest Service have declared a fuel and fire behavior advisory for Central Kansas and Nebraska. The severity of this situation has been coordinated via collaboration among the federal and state wildland fire agencies that represent the Rocky Mountain area and Southern Area Geographic Coordination Centers.

Critically dry conditions and delayed green up of vegetation have created a volatile landscape for extreme fire behavior in portions of Central Kansas and Nebraska (including northeast Kansas and southwest Nebraska). Oklahoma and Texas are exper...

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