Wildfire Map Spotlight: Axelton Hill Road Wildfire

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

As of April 8, 2024, the Axelton Hill Road fire has burned more than 3,000 acres in Riley County, Kansas, near Tuttle Creek Lake (1) near Manhattan. The fire is uncontained and has destroyed one home and several buildings.

The fire started on Saturday, April 6. There have been several fires burning across Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas impacting regional air quality since March.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

The areas affected by the wildfire include Halls Ravine Road, Bjoring Road, Redbud Acres, Swede Creek Road, Cleburne Road, Vilander, and surrounding regions in Riley County, Kansas (2).

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

The wildfire it is still active and not contained. Efforts are ongoing to manage and control the fire.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

Evacuation orders have been issued for residents on Halls Ravine Road east to the county line and residents on Bjoring Road north to the county line, including Redbud Acres, Swede Creek Road, Cleburne Road, Vilander, and adjacent areas.

Residents were allowed to return home, but monitoring by firefighters continues.

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