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Burlingame Home 'Total Loss' After Massive Fire, Sheriff Says

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

BURLINGAME, Kan. (WIBW) -- Heavy flames and smoke poured from the back of an Osage Co. home as Burlingame firefighters arrived Wednesday afternoon. Over half the home was already ablaze by the time they got there, firefighters said.

The fire had grown so large, in fact, that teams from nearby Carbondale and Auburn fire departments were soon called in to help.

Authorities said they were first called to the home, in the 5800 block of W. 117th Street, around 1:45 p.m. The homeowners weren't there at the time, but neighbors told firefighters they thought there were pets inside the house. Firefighters said there may have been a cat inside the home, but they couldn't find it.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

The house appears to be total loss, added Osage Co. Sheriff Laurie Dunn. The sheriff's office and Kansas State Fire Marshall are investigating the cause of the blaze.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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