Manhattan Fire Department responds to house fire, rescues dog

By Karen Santa Ingram
KState Collegian – April 2, 2014

The Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County Police and EMS responded to a call about a residential structure fire at 1318 Pierre Street on Tuesday morning. First responders were dispatched at 9:44 a.m., according to the Little Apple Post.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and safely removed a dog from the house. There were no people in the house at the time.
Sam Dameron, assistant chief of MFD, said investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire, which appeared to have originated in the attic of the single story house. The fire took some time to completely put out, as there were several “hot spots” that were smoldering.
“If you’re at all familiar with attics, there’s a lot of insulation up there,” he said.
The amount of damage was unknown as of press time. Nearby houses were not affected by the smoke or fire, according to Dameron.
The house is listed as being owned by Vanessa D. Davis. A person answered a phone number listed to Davis, but said it was a wrong number and hung up.

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