House Fire In Perry Claims Life

PERRY, Kan. (WIBW) - A Perry woman was killed when her home caught fire Tuesday morning.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig says fire crews were called just before 9:30 am to 209 Main Street in Perry. Five area fire departments responded, Kentucky, Rural, Kaw, Fairview and Lecompton. Jefferson Co. Ambulance, Jefferson Co. Coroner, Perry Police, Jefferson Co. Sheriff and the State Fire Marshal's Office all responded.

Crews found 64-year-old Mary Quezada still inside. Herrig says she was wheelchair bound and unable to get out. Her body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting with the investigation. They say the cause appears accidental, although the exact origin was not yet specified.

Herrig says the home is considered a total loss.

A firefighter from the Lecompton department, Marci Skinner, injured her ankle while working at the scene.


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