Manhattan Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Manhattan family woke to the sound of their smoke detector early Friday morning and were able to escape their home safely as flames caused more than $150,000 worth of damage to their house.

At 02:22 AM, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 919 Mission Avenue in north Manhattan for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, crews found a one story, wood framed single family residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home.

The fire was contained within 45 minutes and the units cleared the scene at 5:50 AM. At approximately 6:30 AM, the fire rekindled. Crews responded and extinguished the fire. The Red Cross is now assisting the residents.

The loss is estimated at $155,000 to the home's contents and the structure. The owner of the house is listed as Dara’s Fast Lane Inc. of Manhattan, according to a press release from the Manhattan Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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