Wellington Fire responds to residential structure fire this morning

By Adam Catlin
Wellington Daily News – Feb. 15, 2018

At 5:09 a.m. Thursday morning, Wellington Fire, assisted by Mayfield Fire, responded to a residential structure fire at 601 North Plum A and B. The structure was owned and occupied by Bob and Jeff Russell, with the other occupants being Jeraldine Reed and Betty Gragg.
Upon arrival, heavy fire conditions were visible on the rear of a one story wood frame duplex. The first on scene engine used a truck mounted deck gun to knock down flames, and then began using hose lines to extinguish the remaining fire. Both sides of the duplex were searched and occupants made it out safely due to neighbor’s notification. The fire damaged the exterior siding and windows of a home to the south. During a check for fire extension into the attic, a firefighter fell from approximately two feet off a ladder and cut a finger which required stitches.
Wellington Police Department, the Wellington Electric Department, and Kansas Gas were also on the scene to assist.
Fire loss is estimated at $50,000.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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