House fire still under investigation

Leavenworth Times – November 16, 2018

A fire that resulted in significant structural damage to a Lansing home remains under investigation, a fire department spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at 400 Brookwood St. No injuries were reported.

Todd Farley, chief of Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1, said there was heavy fire damage throughout the two-story house when he arrived on the scene.

He said a family of two adults and two children was residing at the residence. The family members safely made it out of the home.

Farley said the family had pets at the home.

“We did not find any pets inside the house,” Farley said.

The chief said he did not know if the pets had been found Thursday.

In addition to members of Fire District No. 1, crews from the Leavenworth Fire Department and Fairmount Township Fire Department responded to the fire.

Farley said firefighters spent about 1.5 hours extinguishing the fire.

He said the fire caused significant structural damage as well as damage to contents of the home.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the family displaced by the fire.

As firefighters were battling the blaze, neighbors opened their doors to the family to provide them with a warm, safe place to go, Farley said.

Farley said the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted to assist with the investigation into the cause of the fire.


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