Fire damages house north of Salina

By Erin Mathews
Salina Journal – January 16, 2018

Photo by Tom Dorsey

Fire caused significant damage Monday morning to the back porch and kitchen of an abandoned house just north of Salina where someone apparently had been staying recently, according to Salina Fire Department battalion chief Scott Abker.

Firefighters were called at 10:53 a.m. to the two-story house at 1819 N. Fifth, the second house north of Stimmel Road, Abker said. By about 11:30 a.m., he said, the fire was under control.

Abker said there was no electrical service to the house, but someone had wired a generator into an electric meter box.

He said the cause of the fire probably will remain undetermined, but it most likely began accidentally.

“When a makeshift method is used to produce heat or to power things, there are always a lot more ways for accidental fires to take place,” Abker said.

Abker said firefighters searched the house for any occupants and found no one present. He said they did find clothing, prescription medications and mail that recently was delivered to the house.


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