Archive for Thursday, January 13, 2011

Home engulfed by flames northwest of Linwood

January 13, 2011

Flames fully enveloped a house in Leavenworth County northwest of Linwood Tuesday in a fire that occurred while the residents were away from home.

The residence was on Cantrell Road, between Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 32 in rural Leavenworth County.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's officials at the scene at about 1:30 p.m. said that firefighters from the Sherman and Reno township fire departments had the fire under control, but they had not yet been able to determine the extent of the damage or the cause.

A visible portion of the house had collapsed, with a brick chimney still standing. The rest was obscured by smoke.

More information was not yet available at press time.


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