July 24, 2024

TOPEKA — This is the burning time – deliberate or otherwise. The Kansas Highway Patrol reminds drivers they should be ready to deal with thick smoke across roadways. The Highway Patrol said you should slow down. If the smoke is too heavy, don’t drive into it. Pull your vehicle off of the roadway as far to the right as possible and turn on your emergency flashers to warn other drivers. If possible, call the Highway Patrol so troopers can warn other motorists or close the highway if needed. If a fire approaches, stay in your vehicle. Turn your vehicle off, roll up all windows and get as close to the floor as possible. Your vehicle will protect you from a quickly-moving fire. Don’t get out and try to outrun it. If you see a fire don’t necessarily call 911. See if the fire is being tended or if it’s threatening structures before calling.
Monday, April 11, 4 p.m.

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