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Mar 03

Shed Fire Causes Damage to Two Homes

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 7:41 PM by Vivienne Uccello

(Manhattan, Kan., May 9, 2019) — At 12:23 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 2112 Mike PL for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found an approximately 10' by 10' garden shed that was fully involved with fire spreading to the adjacent mobile home located at 2112 Mike PL. The shed fire was contained within five minutes, although crews had to remove siding and skirting of the mobile homes to ensure extinguishment. A total of 17 firefighters responded on 6 fire apparatus responded with the last units clearing at 4:10 a.m. Both homes were occupied at the time of the fire with no injuries reported.  A pet rabbit died in the shed fire.
The fire damaged the shed, the mobile home located at 2112 Mike PL, and the mobile home located at 404 Sherry PL. Loss is estimated at $2000 to the shed and contents, $5000 to the exterior of 2112 Mike PL, and $100 to the skirting of 404 Sherry PL.  The owner of 2112 Mike PL is listed as Tonja Wright of the same address.  The fire cause is undetermined.

A video of the shed fire prior can be found here
Please contact Deputy Chief Ryan Almes, Manhattan Fire Department, at 785-587-4504 with any questions.

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