Fire crews battled hot spots overnight Tuesday in Reno County, but residents of one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods were allowed back to their houses.
No deaths or injuries were reported in the county, but eight homes were destroyed.
Velera Adams and her husband got the call, along with thousands of others, to evacuate from rural Hutchinson just as night fell Monday. She said they drove to a church parking lot just outside the evacuation zone.
“And we could see the fire, all along north of there,” said Velera Adams. “It was pretty scary.”