Mutual crews from across Kansas and even other states left Medicine Lodge Monday. Now, Barber County is fighting what’s left of the wildfire on its own.
There’s still nearly 20 percent not contained, but the county is also dealing with a lot of damaged fire equipment.
"It’s real rough on equipment. This country is real rough country. A lot of cattle trails, canyons, washouts. You can’t see, you’re in the smoke, you hit them. So there’s a lot of abuse on the trucks," said Sun City Fire Chief, Mark Long.
Fighting wildfire for days in that rough country means plugged injectors, broken rod bearings, and trucks that won’t run. Every one of the county’s nine volunteer departments have damaged equipment.
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