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Wildfire Reported Near Fairport

Virgil Lawson Fairport Fire 3-7-17Area firefighters fought yet another large wildfire Tuesday afternoon and evening. It was located in eastern Ellis County and far western Russell County south of Fairport.

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Two Grass Fires Reported in Russell County Tuesday

Gorham Fire 1 3-7-17Russell County firefighters extinguished two grass fires in the area Tuesday afternoon; one southeast of Gorham and another south of Bunker Hill.

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Wildfire Near Wilson Lake Burns Large Swath of Grassland, Destroys One Home

Virgil Lawson Wilson Lake Fire 3-7-17A wildfire Monday afternoon and evening burned an 11-mile stretch of grassland southeast of Wilson Lake in Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties.

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State Emergency Operations Center Continues to Monitor Wildfires

FireThe Kansas Division of Emergency Management continues to coordinate the state's response to the multiple wildfires that have cropped up across the state due to dry and windy conditions.

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Two Russell Women Injured in I-70 Crash

CrashTwo Russell women were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Interstate 70 near Russell.

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Russell Regional Hospital Hosts New Physicians Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hospital Groundbreaking 1 3-3-17Russell Regional Hospital hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday on the hospital's front lawn to celebrate the start of construction of a new physicians clinic.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 6-10

5-8-16 Natoma Tornado Danny MinerMay 20 will be a day of some note for the small Kansas town of Codell in Rooks County. It was on that date exactly 100 years ago that an F3 tornado passed just east of the town.

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