Ashland rebuilds and regrows one year after massive wildfire

ASHLAND, Kan. (KSNW) – One year ago Ashland was the site of the worst fire in Kansas history.

It’s hard to put a price on the damage.

“Personally our business lost close to 40,000 acres of grass, a couple hundred miles of fencing, and the worst part of our loss was our livestock loss. We lost around 600 cows,” said Garth Gardiner.

But over the past year, help came by the truckload from strangers across the country, rebuilding fences and donating supplies.

“That’s hundreds of...

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