STOCKTON, Kan. (KSNW) – Rooks County Commissioners signed a disaster declaration in order to seek assistance from the state.
According to officials, the fire is burning near the South Fork Solomon River. It’s traveled almost six miles across Rooks County.
“We’ve had some structure damage, no injuries and no loss of life, and the battle is continuing,” said Larry Poore, Rooks County commissioner.
On Monday afternoon, the city of Stockon sent out a note on Facebook. They warned residents that the fire was approaching quickly, and if you were located in the south part of the town, you were asked to evacuate. That evacuation order ended around 7 p.m.
Highway 183 reopened around 7 p.m.