HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County fire officials say a wildfire that burned in south-central Kansas over the weekend killed one man and destroyed 35 homes.
The fire that began Saturday in eastern Reno County also destroyed 92 outbuildings and 110 vehicles as it spread across 12,000 acres. Officials did not yet have an estimated financial damage, or a count of livestock and pet losses. A man was found dead in the fire Sunday. Sheriff Darrian Campbell said authorities won’t release his identity until a forensic center in Johnson County makes a positive identification.
The Hutchinson News reports Fire Chief Steve Beer says investigators are trying to determine the fire’s cause but arson is not suspected.