Three people escape from early-morning house fire

By Mike Frizzell/Operation 100 News
Shawnee Dispatch – December 22, 2017

Photo by Cody Newman

Photo by Mike Frizzell

Photo by Mike Frizzell

Three people were able to get out of their Nieman Road home shortly after it caught fire early Friday.

Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls from people reporting the house at 5019 Nieman Road was on fire. Police and firefighters were dispatched a 4:03 a.m.

Neighbor Cody Newman said he looked outside to see what his dog was barking at and saw the fire across the street.

Firefighters from Shawnee and Overland Park responded to the fire and worked for more than an hour to bring the fire under control.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands confirms three people and their dog escaped from the house. One person was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

Nearly 2,900 people were without power for a short time as KCP&L power to a large area along Nieman until they could get close enough to the house where the fire was.

A damage estimate was not immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No firefighters were injured.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of the house.


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

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