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Brief tornado reported near Burns

Reports indicate a tornado touched down briefly a mile or so northeast of Burns in Chase County, and tree damage is being reported in Potwin in Butler County.

I have not heard of any damage associated with the tornado in the predominantly rural area nestled in the Flint Hills.

But that’s very close to the home of the family I wrote about more than a decade ago, in which I chronicled a grazing season for one of the last large, locally owned ranches still operating in the Flint Hills.

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