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Posted on: January 8, 2023

Union Street Structure Fire

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Emporia Fire Department
Captain Ben Lienemann
(620) 343-4230
blienemann@emporiaks.gov

RELEASE DATE
01/08/2023

Structure Fire- 106 Union Street

01/08/2023-17:01:09- 01/08/2023 18:18:34

Emporia, Kansas 01/08/2023 — Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 106 Union Street for a reported Structure Fire. Upon arrival, crews found a light haze of smoke coming from the soffit of the house.

The fire was contained and then quickly extinguished by a quick fire attack with a 1 ¾” pre-connect fire hose. Products of combustion were removed from the house with a ventilation fan and then the fire investigation team began their investigation.

The cause was determined to be an accidental fire originating from the water heater in the laundry room.

The property owners are Ferman and Sandra Hernandez.

Responding Units:
Emporia Fire Department
Americus Fire Department- Cancelled Enroute


Olpe Fire Department- Cancelled Enroute


For questions, please contact the Emporia Fire Department at (620) 343-4230.

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