Dispatched at 11:08am – All units available at 12:06pm
Emporia, Kansas 30 August 2023 — Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 509 Wilson St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, fire crews noted heavy black smoke and fire coming from behind the home. The first arriving fire crew reported finding a play structure in the back yard fully engulfed by fire.
Fire crews made a quick attack with a 300’ pre-connected hand line. This quick attack was a key factor in preventing the spread of the fire to the residence and the detached garage. The fire did directly impact the power line to the residence, causing it to disconnect service to the home. Evergy responded to manage electric services. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire will be listed as undetermined. The area of origin was noted to be near a playset in the backyard.
The property owner is listed as Denise Heter.
Emporia Fire Department – Fire attack and incident stabilization.
Evergy – Manage electrical service.
For questions, please contact the Emporia Fire Department at 620-343-4230.