Wilson being evacuated as fire approaches

By Erin Mathews
Salina Journal – March 6, 2017

Residents of Wilson were being told to evacuate their homes immediately Monday afternoon as a large fire crossed Interstate Highway 70 from the north, moving toward the city. I-70 also was shut down, as the fire moved into the median.

Police Chief Bob Doepp was driving through the city of about 800 people about 4:30 p.m., announcing the evacuation from his public address system.

The city is located about two miles south of I-70, but Doepp said the fire was moving quickly. The large wildfire started south of Minooka Park and burned southeast to the Wilson State Park area before burning south toward I-70 and the city of Wilson.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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