Fire destroys home in Petrolia Tuesday afternoon

Chanute Tribune – May 31, 2018

Fire destroyed the Petrolia home of Steve Cox and Janice Acher Tuesday afternoon.

Humboldt firefighters responded before 1 pm Tuesday to the house at 72 E. 3rd in Petrolia, about four miles north of Chanute. Cox was at home at the time of the blaze and escaped unharmed.

The Chanute Fire Department provided a tank truck through mutual aid, and the LaHarpe Fire Department provided a rehab truck to help firefighters recover from Tuesday afternoon’s heat and humidity.

Humboldt Fire Chief Sean McReynolds said he homeowner discovered the fire after he went home for lunch. No other occupants were at home, and firefighters were on the scene until they returned to the station at 6:30 pm Tuesday. The cause of the fire is unknown and the house was a total loss.


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