Satanta Evacuated During Sunday Fire
KSCB News - April 4, 2011 8:07 am
Residents of a small southwest Kansas town
are back in their homes after a grass fire that forced their
evacuation was contained.
The 1,200 residents of Satanta in Haskell County were evacuated
Sunday afternoon as firefighters worked to contain a grass fire fed
by strong winds.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says most of the residents went to
Sublette, with about 40 residents of a nursing home taken to Garden
When the wind shifted Sunday evening and dropped the
temperatures about 20 degrees, firefighters were able to control
the blaze. The fire burned about 1,000 acres, damaging a few
outbuildings. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.