One dead in Hutchinson apartment fire

By Adam Stewart
Hutchinson News – February 27, 2017

A 44-year-old man was declared dead at the scene of a fire early Saturday morning in Hutchinson, according to a news release from Hutchinson Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched at 2:38 a.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of North Poplar Street for a report of a shed fire. Instead, they found smoke and fire venting from a window on a small apartment, Battalion Chief Jeremy Unruh wrote in the release.

While entering the structure, firefighters found a victim, who they removed from the building. The victim was pronounced dead by Reno County Emergency Medical Service, according to the release.

The victim was Jason Conrad, 44, of Tuscon, Arizona, Interim Fire Chief Doug Hanen posted Saturday afternoon.

The fire was controlled in 20 minutes, and firefighters remained on the scene for about 3 1/2 hours overhauling and investigating the fire. The fire remained under investigation Saturday morning. Damage to the building was estimated at $40,000.


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