Funds given to fire department for role in fighting Anderson Creek Wildfire

High Plains Journal – January 18, 2017

The Kansas Livestock Foundation presented $2,500 to the Comanche County Fire Department to help with costs and repairs related to the Anderson Creek Wildfire in Comanche and Barber counties last March. KLA President David Clawson of Englewood, Comanche County KLA Chairman Dave Brass of Wilmore and KLA member Sandra Utter Levering from Protection presented the check to Comanche County Fire Chief Greg Ellis Dec. 28, 2016, at the fire station in Coldwater.

KLF committee members recognized the critical role played by the Comanche County Fire Department in protecting people, structures and livestock during the wildfire. With the department facing higher expenses, the KLF funds will help offset the cost of repairs to a fire truck.

More than $519,000 has been distributed by KLF to ranchers recovering from damages caused by wildfires last spring. Nearly 800 generous contributors from 31 states and 93 Kansas counties supported the fundraising effort. Sixty-three applications were submitted and approved for KLF funds. Applicants reported more than 150,000 acres of rangeland burned, 550 miles of fence requiring repair or replacement and significant expenses to treat injured livestock.

KLF is the educational and charitable arm of KLA. The foundation provides educational opportunities and scholarships, educates the general public on livestock-related issues and provides relief for livestock producers affected by natural disasters.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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