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Liberal Firefighters Battle Residential Blaze

KSCB News - February 21, 2016 4:05 pm

At 10:28 pm Saturday Liberal firefighters were called to 601 N. Missouri Ave. for a report of a residential structure fire. First arriving units at 10:31 pm found a single family dwelling with fire venting from a window and doorway on the front of the residence. Liberal Police Department personnel reported that all occupants of the home were accounted for, and an interior attack on the fire was initiated. The fire was declared under control at 10:52 pm, but not before it had extended to four rooms and the attic area of the home. At the time the fire was discovered, three adults and four children were inside and were able to escape without injury and declined medical treatment.

The fire required extensive overhaul and was not completely extinguished until shortly before midnight. Fire department investigators remained on scene until 1:15 am. Due to the extensive damage, they were able to determine the room of origin however the exact cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Red Cross representatives were called the provide assistance to the family. Also assisting at the scene were Liberal Police Department & Seward County EMS. T he Liberal Fire Department responded with a total of 20 personnel. All fire units were clear of the scene and readied for service at 1:40 am.


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