WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Dry and windy conditions across the state of Kansas prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency on Friday, and sure enough, several fires have ignited across the state.

As of Sunday night, the Axelton Hill Road Fire remained uncontained in Riley County. A change in wind direction Sunday afternoon prompted an evacuation order for many homes in the area as well as in neighboring Pottawatomie County.

State fire Marshall Mark Engholm warned residents to take the evacuation order seriously.

The fire started burning Saturday north of Turtle Creek Lake, and at last report was quickly moving northeast.

Mulvane Fire Rescue reported on Facebook that additional crews from Sumner County were heading out to join the fight.

Sedgwick County's Wildland Taskforce has had crews out there helping in the fight since Saturday.

Just a couple of counties away, there's a second uncontrolled fire in Marshall County.

Water tankers assisted Nemaha County Emergency Management, one of the several departments that have been battling a blaze south of Blue Rapids.

Crews are calling it the Big Blue Two Fire.

The Kansas Forest Service said on Facebook Sunday that the Kansas National Guard's black hawks are helping to put out the fire when winds allow.

The fire battle has led to temporary flight restrictions in the area, to clear the way for aerial fire crews.

In addition to the crews from Sedgwick and Sumner counties, crews from Lyons, Wichita, and Johnson Counties are among those providing mutual aid.

The Kansas Forest Service provides coordination in situations like this, which is what the Governor's disaster declaration allows to happen.