Family displaced in afternoon house fire just south of Nebraska border

By Spencer Schubert
NBC Nebraska – April 13, 2017

A Kansas man and woman are without a home following an afternoon fire Wednesday.

The Jewell County Sheriff’s Department told NBC Nebraska a 911 call came in at 3:18 p.m. from a passerby who said flames were coming out of the roof of a home at 1936 Diamond Road just south of Superior.

A total of four fire departments reported to the scene, including the Superior, Nelson, Hardy and Mankato Fire Departments.

Jewell County Sheriff Don Jacobs said the cause remains unknown at this time, and the investigation has been turned over to the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office. Jacobs did say the fire could be weather-related, however, as storms rolled through the area shortly before the fire call came in.

Fortunately, Jacobs says no one was home at the time of the fire, and only the roof of the home suffered damage, even though it’s estimated at more than $100,000 in damage.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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