Manhattan home catches fire twice as flames rekindle

By Benjamin Van Maele
WIBW – May 22, 2017

An overnight fire at a Manhattan home rekindled, causing more damage Sunday morning.

Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, the Manhattan Fire Dept. responded to a house fire at 1533 Williamsburg Dr.

Two people inside the two-story duplex were able to get out before crews arrived.

One of those occupants was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The fire rekindled around 8 a.m. while the owners were not home.

Crews tried to extinguish the fire from the interior of the home, but were unsuccessful due to the earlier fire weakening the structure.

An hour later, crews were able to contain the flames.

The fire remains under investigation.

More than $400,000 in damage was done.

The Red Cross is helping the displaced homeowners.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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