Andover Firefighters Assist In Reno County Blaze

By Olivia Haselwood
Andover Leader – March 7, 2017

Andover Firefighters along with firefighters from Butler County Fire District No. 3 to help fight a fire around Highland near Hutchinson.

Andover sent a 1,200 gallon tanker and a crew as part of the mutual aid request, and Fire District 3 provided a tank (number 34) and two firefighters to assist. The units were part of a five unit respond group made up of Butler County Departments that responded to the call for mutual aid coordinated through Butler County Emergency Management.

They were deployed for a 12 hour operation period and traveled as a convoy to Hutchinson this morning.

Black Hawk helicopters from the First Battalion of the 108th Aviation of Salian helped throughout the day to assist in fighting the fire in Reno County. They were equipped the 660 gallon buckets. Wind and evening hours recalled them back to Salina Monday night, however they’re expected to be utilized Tuesday.

High winds and dry conditions have caused several large fires across the state. Firefighters helped get most of the Highland fire under control Monday, however it rekindled early Monday evening. Evacuations of homes in the path of the rekindled blaze were underway Monday evening. Winds that had switched, are driving the fire south towards Hutchinson.

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management in Topeka were at full activation overnight Monday to monitor the fire along with several others that continued to burn overnight.

Several towns were evacuated in Clark County as a fire driven by 40 mile and hour winds pushed the infernos close to residential dwellings.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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1 Response to “Andover Firefighters Assist In Reno County Blaze”

  1. 1 Eydie March 8, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Thank you for your help in fighting the fires may God richly Bless you firefighters


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