WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Some members of the Wichita Fire Department have moved north and now west during their two-week assignment with the Kansas Forest Service Fire Suppression Module.
They spent two-and-a-half days working on the Trout Fire in northwest Nebraska. From there, they headed north to the Casino Fire in southwest South Dakota. The fire is on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It has burned 12,636 acres and is at least 80% contained.
“Working in 100-degree heat, running saws is not a lot of fun, and the guys have been rocking it,” Bryce Haverkamp, Kansas Forest Service crew boss, said.
After South Dakota, the team moved to Laramie, Wyoming. They are ready to help with a fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest.