Wildfires tool reports local fire potential


December 14, 2023

This area had a pretty quiet fall when it comes to wildfires but not so many months ago there were several major fires the area has not recovered from. Wildfires have become more common in Great Plains States where no-till farming is common and cedar trees spread aggressively.

Now Kansas residents and property owners can type their addresses into a new online tool from the Kansas Forest Service to better understand the danger that a wildfire could break out near their home, farm or business.

We found the interactive map by Googling Kansas Wildfire Risk and entered Webber as our location and learned the risk for a Webber resident was low. We tried other addresses and found the risk was moderate for Montrose, Northbranch, Esbon and Jewell County when considered as one community. Probably the risk would be higher for specific addresses.


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