North Dakota Forest Service sending firefighting resources to Kansas

Photo by: WDAY Radio File
Photo by: WDAY Radio File

(Bismarck, ND) --  With wildfire season fully underway in Kansas, multiple North Dakotan's are headed to the Sunflower State to help protect residents.

The statement comes from the North Dakota Forest Service, six people and two fire engines are headed south to protect Kansans from possible wildfires. The move is based on the Great Plains Interstate Fire Compact, where states can call for assistance in times where high-levels of fire dangers are reached.

"In the last week, fuels have dried out tremendously across the state of Kansas. Couple that with expected high winds and low humidity, and you get extremely high fire danger, " said a statement from the North Dakota Forest Service,"In these conditions, any spark can become an out-of-control fire in just a few minutes."

According to officials, grasslands have dried out across the state of Kansas. This is combining with high winds and low humidity, and authorities are preparing for possible wildfires with dangerous conditions currently being observed in portions of the state.