Blaze claims rural Tonganoxie home
A fire in rural Tonganoxie left a two-story home as a total loss.
The blaze started about 5:30 p.m. at 16222 DeHoff Rd. at the home of Doug and Jennifer Tate southwest of Tonganoxie.
No one was in the home at the time of the fire, officials said. Tonganoxie City fire deputy chief John Callaghan said Tuesday the cause of the fire still was under investigation.
Reno, Sarcoxie, Tonganoxie, Fairmount and Stranger township fire departments, as well as Tonganoxie City Fire Department, were at the scene, while other area departments served on standby.
An account has been established for the family at First State Bank and Trust. Donations may be made to the Tate Family Account.
The blaze was the fourth one in the last week in the area.
The first occurred at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the 22200 block of 203rd Street. Stranger Township and Tonganoxie City responded to the fire.
Firefighters responded to two more fires Sunday, as the first was 12:46 a.m. Sunday in the 17500 block of 208th Street. Stranger Township and Tonganoxie City responded to that call, which was a flue fire.
And at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Tonganoxie City firefighters responded to a house fire in the 500 block of Shawnee, where an electrical panel that had a malfunction caught fire, according to Callaghan.