Fire destroys vacant home

Parsons Sun – February 9, 2017


Fire destroyed a vacant three-bedroom house early Wednesday morning in Parsons.

Parsons firefighters were called at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday to 2320 Grand on a report of a structure fire.

Flames were venting through the roof when firefighters arrived, Battalion Chief Brad Boss said. He said the home was vacant and didn’t have electrical or gas service in it.

The fire is suspicious in nature and the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to help investigate. Most fire crews left around 7 a.m. Wednesday. They returned Wednesday afternoon when someone saw smoke rising from the structure. The cause was smoldering insulation material, which firefighters extinguished.

Frank and Rosalie Harris of Parsons are listed as the owners of the house, which is valued at $4,700, according to the Labette County Appraiser’s website.

Labette Health Ambulance Service responded, as did Parsons police and the Altamont-Mount Pleasant Township Fire Department.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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