Fire Causes $70K Worth Of Damage At Manhattan Home

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Manhattan fire officials are investigating what sparked flames that tore through a family’s home, leaving thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The fire broke out just after 6 PM Friday, July 27, 2012 at a home on Highland Ridge Drive off of Scenic Drive.

Officials say the blaze started on the deck in the area of a flower pot and spread to the attic and roof, causing more than $70,000 worth of damage.

Firefighters found the one story, single family house with heavy smoke and fire coming from the attic when they arrived at the scene. The crews performed an interior attack and controlled the fire in about 30 minutes, according to reports.

There was heavy fire damage to the attic and roof structure, with smoke and water damage to the main floor and basement.

Officials say the residents were home at the time but no one was injured.

The cause is still under investigation.


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