Archive for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

House fire causes damage, but is “definitely salvageable”

September 9, 2009, 4:46 p.m.

Updated: September 15, 2009, 5:08 p.m.

Firefighters were at the scene of a house fire for roughly four hours Wednesday.

Tonganoxie City Fire Captain John Callaghan said firefighters responded about noon to the 300 block of East First Street for a fire.

He said there was fire damage, but more smoke and water damage to the house, noting also that the house is “definitely salvageable.”

Callaghan said the cause of the fire was "items left on the stove." No one was in the house at the time of the fire, Callaghan said.

Fairmount Township Fire Department and Tonganoxie police also assisted. Tonganoxie Township and Stranger Township served on standby.

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