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house in mid-November at 207 North Washington. Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee said that
the home was unoccupied but
fully involved in the re when the reghters arrived.
- A re in early De-cember left the home of a Holton
couple pretty well gutted accord-
ing to Holton Fire Chief Kevin Ingels. The damage was estimat-
ed at about $90,000.
- Fire destroyed
Mary’s Jack of Clubs in late
December. The owners indicate they will reopen.
- Damages es-
timated at $12,000 in a re that destroyed a shed, RV, two camp-ers and a Chevy Suburban behind a house at 2703 St. Elmo Drive, west of Hutchinson. Hutchinson Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen reported that the shed and RV were well involved in the ames when reghters arrived. Six units from the Hutchinson Fire
Department and a water tender
from Reno County Fire District No. 3 responded to the re.
Hutchinson Drill Captain Rich-
ard D. Trotter celebrated his 80th
birthday on Dec. 4. He retired af-ter 35 years of service in 1992. Congratulations!
- A re damaged the Wil-
liams Monuments building in late
November. Lt. Jeremy Ellington said that reghters quickly ar-rived on scene and got the re
knocked down in short order.
- Fireghter Ja-
mie Farr is engaged to be married
to Jennifer Nuss. The wedding is planned for March 29. Congratu-
lations to the couple.
- Greek Heroes, a restaurant in Junction City, suffered signicant structural damage during a re in early De-cember. Fire Chief Kevin Royse
said that the estimated loss is
- A January re destroyed a residence that
was the original Dam Sandwich Shop near Kannapolis Lake. The shop opened about 60 years ago.
The McPherson County Rural Fire District #2 from Marquette responded to the re.
- Twenty-six re-ghters graduated at a ceremony held Nov. 21, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS, and were given the oath of ofce. Fire Chief John Paul Jones said, “you
will face danger but also be em-
powered by overcoming fear.” Ofcials with the Kansas City,
Kansas Fire Department pointed out the class contained a fourth
generation reghter, Chris
Wing, as well as another fourth
generation reghter, a third generation reghter and a sec-ond-generation reghters. Josh
Bubeck graduated #1 in his class with an almost perfect score in
the Academy and addressed the class. Chris Wing’s father is Bob
Wing, president of the Kansas
State Council of Fireghters.
- A man suffered
second and third degree burns
in an apartment re on Nov.
11. Damage was estimated at $180,000.
- Rush County Fire District # 4 has received a “new” 6x6 truck from the Kansas For-est Service to be used as a tanker/
brush truck in the county.
- An abandoned home east of LaCygne was de-stroyed by re in early Decem-
- A morning re
in early December caused an
estimated $135,000 in damage
to a west Lawrence home. Fire
crews had the re under control in about 25 minutes according to Chief Mark Bradford.
- The former
Nights Inn building is being
used as a training location by
the Leavenworth Fire Depart-ment. “This is an opportunity we don’t get very often,” Leaven-worth Assistant Fire Chief Mike
Lingenfelser said. The old hotel has rooms that can be set up with
furniture, to allow reghters to
train in the facility.
- Steve Kruse
has been appointed as President and General Manager of Mutual
Telephone Company. He grew up at Glen Elder and serves as a volunteer reghter for the Little River Fire Department.
- First National Bank and Trust presented a check
for $664 to the Long Island Fire
Department as part of their dona-tion campaign in 2013.
- A re in early Decem-ber at the Cal-Maine Egg Facility occurred in the facility’s manure barn. Rice County Fire Depart-ment Chief Ed Fiel said that the cause of the re was still largely
undetermined. Fire Stations 6, 1 and 2 responded to the scene.
- A house re
in late December caused about $80,000 damage to a home and
contents on Colorado Street. Five tenants were living in the home, which had been converted to
- Fireghter Tim Davenport and his wife, Mary,
celebrated 30 years of marriage
on Nov. 26. Congratulations!
- A re in early No-vember destroyed Quality Cus-tom Cabinets in Meriden. Rock Creek Fire Chief Bob Fritch said
that there was a lot of wood in
the building, which made the re very hot. Other departments as-
sisting on mutual aid included Kaw Township, Oskaloosa, Oza-
wkie, Jefferson #11 at Valley Falls, Nortonville, Efngham
- The Moundridge Fire Department
held its 34th annual Christmas Open House Saturday, Nov. 23,
with all proceeds going to assist the Department.
- A house re in late
December displaced a family of
six in Navarre. Dickinson Coun-ty Fire District #1 Chief Paul
Froelich said the home suffered substantial damage and was not
inhabitable. The re was at the home of Shadd and Janice Sny-
der. Mr. Snyder is employed by
the Junction City Fire Depart-
- A trailer re in
early December destroyed the trailer on 16th Road after he had
been burning leaves and brush. New Strawn and Burlington re-ghters responded to the re.
- Vince Garcia has
retired after 31 years with the Newton Fire/EMS Department
in mid- December. “Vince is our
most senior member and his leg-
acy of service will carry on but he will be greatly missed,” said Mark Willis, Chief of the New-
ton Fire/EMS Department.
- A re in Nick-
erson left a family looking for
a new place to live in early De-cember. It is believed the re was
electrical in nature with the blaze starting in the attic.
- A re in late Decem-
ber destroyed a home in Oswego.
Oswego Fire Chief Donnie Al-
lison said that there were four
people at home when the re
broke out but that they were able
to escape without injury.
- A home was dam-aged by re in early December at Ottawa. The re is believed to have been ignited by a portable
heater used in the crawl space underneath the home to thaw out some frozen water lines.
- An Over-land Park apartment complex was damaged by re in early De-
cember. One person was trans-
ported for signicant burn inju-ries according to Jason Rhodes, Overland Park Fire Department
- The Parsons Fire
Department has been investigat-ing options for new re trucks. An aerial and a pumper are to
be bought with proceeds from a
1/2-cent sales tax that went into effect in January.
- A Pittsburg man died in a house re in early De-cember on 7th Street. The re
was found at the rear of a single-
family home. A man was found inside and removed and trans-
ported by EMS. The home sus-
tained signicant damage to the back family room and rooine according to Pittsburg Fire Chief
- A re in southwest
Pittsburg destroyed a house in
mid-December. Battalion Chief Jim Radell said that ames were
showing through the roof when
the re was reported and downed
power lines and icy branches from a winter storm also ham-
pered reghters response.
- A house re in mid-
December resulted in the death of infant twins. The mother was
found outside the home covered
in smoke and soot and was sent
rst to Pratt Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Via Christi St. Francis Burn Unit in Wichita for re related inju-ries. Pratt reghters were joined
in mutual aid by Township 12 Fire Rescue Department.
- An implement shed was damaged by re in early De-
cember on 200th Road. Sabetha
Fire Chief Jim Johnson said that the re department responded to the scene with 13 reghters and ve trucks. Mutual aid was requested from the Bern Fire De-
- A home was a total loss after a re in mid November, according to Chief Jim Johnson. Sabetha reghters were joined on mutual aid by reghters
from Goff and Wetmore.
- An unoccupied home was damaged by re in late No-vember. The re appears to have
started under two solar panels.
- A house re in early January claimed the life of
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