CLARK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Ashland and Englewood residents are now allowed to return home after a wildfire Monday night. The Clark County Sheriff said in a release on Facebook Tuesday.
On Monday night, about 150 people were evacuated to South Central High School in Coldwater.
Many residents said that they only had about 30 minutes notice to get out of their homes.
“I didn’t know anything about it until the cops were going around saying it on their intercoms that we needed to evacuate,” said Lorraine McGonigle, Ashland resident.
Coldwater Mayor Penny Bruckner says that many residents in the town offered shelter to people at their homes.
The Kansas Department of Emergency Management said about 545 square miles has burned.in Clark County. Spokeswoman Katie Horner says 30 structures have been damaged, and bridges have been compromised. That fire is now 61 percent contained.