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Kansas wildfires bring smoke to Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By now, we probably all know that Wednesday’s wind was extremely strong.

In fact, so strong that Kansas City has seen severe thunderstorms wasn’t the only wind that brought into town.

If you step outside on a Wednesday, you may notice the smell of smoke in the air and even see haze in the air.

Chances are your house isn’t on fire – never mind an inspection though! Meteorologists from the National Weather Service say The smoke may have been from wildfires in central Kansas, particularly in Ellis County.

Wednesday’s strong westerly winds are pushing all of those plumes eastward, even into the Kansas City area.

The National Weather Service put Kansas on a red flag warning on Wednesday due to low humidity and high winds. Along with wildfires, wind also reduced visibility on Kansas roads due to dust blowing.

Several state highways in both Kansas and Missouri were closed due to high winds, low visibility, half way upside down and more.

FOX4 is currently monitoring reports of damage as the storms move through. We will have updates on FOX4 News at 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday.

https://fox4kc.com/news/smell-smoke-meteorologists-say-its-from-kansas-wildfires-dozens-of-miles-away/ Kansas wildfires bring smoke to Kansas City area

JACLYN DIAZ

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