Fire destroys car, camper and outbuilding on 175th

By Paul Stewart
Kansas Chief – March 23, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – March 31, 2017

Fire which erupted about 3 p.m. Sunday claimed a pull-behind camper unit, a vehicle parked nearby, and an outbuilding, at the residence of Aaron and Casey Gray at 2274 175th Road, Wathena.

Wathena firefighter Bob Ryser said there were explosions prior to, as well as after, the volunteer firemen arrived at the scene. No one was hurt, however, A Doniphan County ambulance, from Troy, was on stand-by at the scene.

Firemen were informed the residents, who were not at home at the time of the mid-afternoon blaze, had ignited the perimeter of the property earlier in the day. It was reported there was a burn ban in effect at the time of the blaze.

Due to power lines and the nearby residence, firemen could not attack the blaze from the south or west. Instead they had to apply water from the north.

The Wathena department responded with personnel in two pumper trucks, the rescue truck, and a tanker truck to provide an additional water source. Elwood’s department came to the scene with two pumper units and a rescue unit. The Wathena Police and a Doniphan County Sheriff’s Deputy also were on-scene. Two horses seemingly avoided the fire and smoke by moving into a nearby pasture.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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