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Several pets rescued from Manhattan house fire, family displaced

Manhattan Fire says a house fire claimed the lives of two pets and caused $320,000 in damages.
Manhattan Fire says a house fire claimed the lives of two pets and caused $320,000 in damages.(Manhattan Fire Dept.)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 8:47 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Manhattan house fire Tuesday claimed the lives of two pets and displaced a family.

The Manhattan Fire Dept. says they were able to rescue five dogs and one cat from the two-story house in the 3300 block of Effingham Dr., and contained the fire within 40 minutes. No people were home at the time.

MFD says the fire caused $60,000 in contents loss and $260,000 in structural damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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