DENVER -- The Denver Fire Department has sent 10 firefighters to Kansas to help with a massive blaze that has consumed more than 1,000 square miles.
The department said they will be sending more firefighters and equipment Wednesday.
We now have 10 firefighters and 2 wildland engines assisting with fires in Kansas. Sending more engines and ff's today. pic.twitter.com/oVXcCYfDNU
— Denver Fire Dept. (@Denver_Fire) March 8, 2017
More than half of the blaze has burned in Clark and Comanche counties, both ranching and farming communities along the state's southern border with Oklahoma. State officials can't yet provide a cost estimate of the fire damage.
The most populated area affected is Reno County, where 10,000 to 12,000 people voluntarily evacuated their homes Monday. By Wednesday, 1,000 to 2,000 residents of the county remained displaced.