Fire Causes Over $100,000 In Damages To Manhattan Home

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

MANHATTAN, KAn. (WIBW) -- Firefighters say an early afternoon fire at a Manhattan home caused more than $100,000 in damages on Thursday. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused it, which closed down Brierwood Drive for several hours, but believe it was an accidental, electrical fire.

Fire crews were first called to the home, 729 Brierwood Drive, around 1:15 p.m. They said they could see smoke and flames shooting from the roof by the time they got there.

They were able to contain the fire to the attic within 30 minutes.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire, firefighters said. They estimated the damage at $100,000 to the home and $20,000 of contents.

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