Bushong fire destroys multiple structures

Emporia Gazette – April 23, 2018

A fire in north Lyon County caused an estimated $50,000 in damage Friday afternoon.

According to a written statement, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters from Americus, Allen and Dunlap responded to a fire at approximately 3:09 p.m. Friday at 216 E. Third St. in Bushong.

“On arrival to the scene, multiple sheds and a garage were fully engulfed,” Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Gifford wrote.

Responding deputies located landowner Karen Rogers on the property trying to extinguish the fire. After investigation, it was found that a trash fire in a burn barrel had spread to the structures and continued to spread.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.


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