Fire reported south of Stockton in Rooks County


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.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

3 Day Forecast

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories