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Residential Fire Sunday Morning

KSCB News - March 6, 2016 2:32 pm

At 7:20 am Sunday Liberal firefighters were called to 530 N. Calvert Ave. for a report of a possible residential structure fire. First arriving units at 7:23 am found a single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing from the roof and windows. The fire was originally discovered by Liberal firefighter, Ronnie Sumner, who was in the area working for his primary employer. He was able to deliver a scene size-up to responding fire units and to determine that there we no occupants inside the structure. His efforts contributed greatly to limiting the fire spread and damage ensuring a safe and successful outcome to the response and deserve to be recognized.

The residence was presently undergoing extensive renovation and was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire which was declared under control at 7:40 am. The fire had spread into the wall and floor joists and required extensive overhaul to be fully extinguished. Firefighters remained on scene until 9:29 am. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and will continue in conjunction with insurance investigators. Also responding and assisting at the scene were the 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 9:37 am. If anyone has any information regarding this fire they are encouraged to contact the Liberal Fire Department at 626-0128.


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