Firefighters rule Tuesday fire as ‘accidental’

Junction City Daily Union – June 27, 2018

Junction City firefighters are ruling a house fire that occurred Tuesday night as “accidental.”

Firefighters were dispatched to 805 W. Seventh St. at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday for a house fire. According to Fire Chief Terry Johnson, they arrived to find a one-story house with fire coming from the west front room; the window had burned out, and fire and smoke were visible. Police were already on-scene assisting the homeowner away from the house.

After the fire was contained and power shut off to the house, firefighters began to ventilate the home, which Johnson said took a long time in part because there were no windows in the basement. The affected room was cleared of furniture and cooled with water; that room suffered extensive heat and smoke damage.

The rest of the home had minimal water and smoke damage. Overall, firefighters have tabbed the damage estimate to $20,000 to the structure and $2,000 to personal property.

The homeowner — whose name was not known —was transported to Geary Community Hospital for smoke inhalation and respiratory difficulty.


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