No injuries reported in weekend residence fire

By Mike Gilmore
Hoisington Dispatch – March 21, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 28, 2014

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No injuries were reported in a fire that involved neighboring residences Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of East First Street in Hoisington.

Hoisington Fire Chief Jim Sekavec listed the cause of the blaze was undetermined, as fire crews from both Hoisington and Claflin departments were called to 219 and 223 E. First St. at approximately 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

The Claflin department brought its thermal imaging equipment, assisting firefighters with locating hot spots in the walls of the involved structures.

The fire apparently began at the 223 E. First location, where firefighters encountered heavy flames from two west windows and heavy smoke from three upstairs windows. The proximity of the residences was a factor in the fire spreading to the east window trim and eaves of the 219 E. First address.

Sekavec reported no injuries, although a pet cat was treated at the scene and a member of the HFD was treated for possible smoke inhalation and released from the emergency room at Clara Barton Hospital.

No damage estimates were available.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster