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Motorcycle stuck under EMS vehicle on I-35

KWCH – July 24, 2017


A motorcycle found its way lodged under an EMS vehicle from Mulvane on Friday.

The crash happened on I-35, just north of the Mulvane casino exit.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the emergency vehicle was turning around at the median on the turnpike and the motorcyclist laid down his bike to try and avoid hitting the other vehicle.

The motorcyclist suffered some road rash and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Northbound I-35 was closed briefly while emergency worked to clear the crash.


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Home fire and propane explosion injure one

By Bryan Ramsdale
KAKE – July 24, 2017


A man is seriously injured after a house fire and propane tank explosion Saturday evening.

The fire broke out around 4:15 p.m. near East Silver Lake Road and Obee Road; that is northwest of Cheney Lake.

Fire investigators are working to see if the home caught fire first and then ignited the propane tank or if the propane tank for some reason did explode and catch the house on fire.

“There is nothing left there, it’s on the ground,” said Sgt. Rick Newton of the Reno County Sheriffs Office.

Newton says that the homeowner was taken to a Wichita hospital.

“My understanding was he was found in the yard, where he was at prior to that, I don’t know,” Sgt. Newton said.

Firefighters from across Reno and Sedgwick county responded. Excessive outdoor temperatures caused firefighters to use extra caution to not overheat.

The home was in a rural area and damage was contained to that property alone.

Newton says that there were pets around the home, but none were reported injured or killed during the fire and explosion.


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No injuries in morning blaze

By Stephanie Potter
Pittsburg Morning Sun – July 24, 2017

There was no one home when a Pittsburg home caught fire on Friday.

The Pittsburg Fire Department was advised of fire at 11:47 a.m. and arrived to find the front of the house fully involved.

They responded with three apparatuses, three firefighters and the fire chief.

According to Battalion Chief Bryan Main, there was no one in the home at the time of fire, but three cats were found deceased.

Main said no residents were harmed, but firefighters received a few on the job injuries — debris in eyes and one slip and strain injury.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but Main said they do not believe it was foul play.

The room of origin appeared to be the southeast bedroom.

Main said whether or not the structure is habitable will be decided at a later date by the landlord and insurance company.


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2 KCK firefighters transported to hospital after fire

By Nick Sloan
KCTV 5 – July 24, 2017


Two Kansas City, KS firefighters have been transferred to a local hospital due to electrical shock.

KCK Fire Chief John Paul Jones says the firefighters are being examined as a “precautionary measure.”

The firefighters were on scene Sunday of a fire at S. 47th Street and Vista.

The fire was reported at 1:21 p.m.


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Two Shawnee homes damaged in separate overnight fires

By Mike Frizzell
Operation 100 News – July 24, 2017

Photos by Mike Frizzell

Western Shawnee home damaged by lightning and fire

Shawnee firefighters extinguished two separate house fires overnight.

The first was reported about 11:50 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lakecrest Drive.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands says the brand new $450,000 home had just been completed and sold.

Sands says the home was struck by lightning, sparking a fire in the attic.

“It went unchecked until spotted by neighbors,” Sands said.

Damage to the home is estimated at between $250,000 and $300,000.

The new owners were yet to move any of their belongings into the home. No injuries were reported.

East Shawnee home damaged by fire

The second fire was located by Shawnee firefighters who could smell smoke in the area after responding on an unrelated call.

Firefighters drove through the area and found smoke coming from a home in the 7400 block of Larsen Street about 2:20 a.m.

Crews reported fire in the basement and upper level of the split-level home.

“It appears that tree limbs made contact with the electrical meter on the home,” Sands says. “The residents were out-of-town and no injuries were reported.”

The fire was brought under control in less than 20 minutes. Damage to the home is estimated at $40,000.

No injuries were reported.

Shawnee firefighters were assisted by the Lenexa Fire Department.

Firefighters across Johnson County extinguished several house fires overnight, including a fire in Prairie Village. No injuries were reported in any of the fires.


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Pet dies in south Wichita mobile home fire

KSN – July 24, 2017

Fire crews responded to a mobile home fire in south Wichita Sunday.

The fire was first reported by neighbors who saw smoke around 5:00 p.m. at a home in the Pinaire Mobile Home Park.

No one was home at the time of the fire except for a pet that lived there. The dog passed away as a result of the fire.

No other injuries were sustained and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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