18-019 More Kansas Army National Guard Black Hawks heading to Greenwood County

Four Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation, Kansas Army National Guard, have been retasked to join two other Black Hawks en route from Topeka to assist ground crews battling a fire mile WNW of Hamilton in Greenwood County. The helicopters had been assisting with firefighting operations in Ellis County. Those fires are now under control.

Two additional Black Hawk helicopters and crews are being readied to assist with any additional firefighting support in the state, if needed.