Crews are monitoring a wildfire that is largely contained after it burned hundreds of square miles of sparsely populated land in Kansas and Oklahoma.The fire started last week in Oklahoma and spread to southern Kansas. The most damage occurred in Kansas' Barber County, where several homes were destroyed. No serious injuries were reported.

Barber County Attorney Gaten Wood says crews would again watch the fire closely Wednesday because strong winds are in the forecast. The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 25 mph are expected Wednesday morning. The winds are expected to increase to up to 40 mph in the afternoon as dryer air moves into the area.

Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Hannah Anderson says crews also will continue to patrol and monitor the fire line there.

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