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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Stubborn Natural-Cover Fire Continues to Burn in Western Shawnee KS

More fire crews are on-the-scene of a brush/natural-cover fire that has burned hundreds of acres- but no structures- in western Shawnee.

The fire began yesterday afternoon in the "Frisbee" area- between K-7 and the Kansas (Kaw) River south of Bonner Springs.

At one time- at least 6 fire departments were helping to battle the wildfire that was spread by southerly winds gusting as high as 40 m.p.h..

The BONNER SPRINGS (KS) CHIEFTAIN reported that one firefighter got a minor injury.

Around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning- fire crews from Shawnee were again sent to the area when smoldering embers from yesterday's fire re-ignited.

Today's version of the fire sounds to be well under control- with lower temperatures and higher humidities.

Rain is expected in Metro Kansas City by afternoon- with a chance of rain turning to snow sometime around or after midnight.

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