Fire Causes Nearly $200k In Damages To Duplex

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW-TV) It took nearly two-dozen fire fighters to extinguish a duplex fire in Manhattan Monday night.

Crews were called to the 700 block of South Juliette Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on reports of a structure fire.

Heavy smoke and flames were pouring from the home when fire fighters arrived causing officials to close down Juliette Avenue for nearly three hours.

The blaze was contained within 30 minutes.

Total damages are estimated at $110,000 for the structure, and another $50,000 for contents at 702 South Juliette, and $25,000 for the structure and another $10,000 for 700 South Juliette, the other half of the duplex.

Both homes were occupied at the time of the blaze, and one resident suffered minor burns trying to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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