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Riley County Fire District No 1

Posted on: May 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 5/1/2022 Structure Fire at 4618 Freeman Road

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UPDATE 5/5/2022

Investigation of the fire at 4618 is complete. The fire originated in the kitchen and was accidental. Loss is estimated at $40,000 to contents and $100,000 to the structure. 

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - May 2, 2022) At approximately 9:38 p.m. Sunday evening, Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to a structure fire at 4618 Freeman Road. The call was made by a neighbor. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke visible and a deep seated fire inside the single family home.

Volunteer firefighter crews from stations 103,104,105,112, 115,116, two Deputy Chiefs, and Riley County Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident. 

Approximately 24 personnel worked to extinguish the fire which was brought under control just before 11:00 p.m. Crews performed fire attack and searched the home for life. One pet dog was lost in this fire. No other injuries were reported. The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire.

The cause is under investigation and a damage estimate is not available at this time. 

The mission of Riley County Fire District #1 is to provide superior fire protection, operational excellence, and professionalism through all areas of our organization. The department’s ability to meet this goal is heavily supported by everyday individuals who help by answering the call to aid neighbors in need through volunteerism, commitment, and dedication.

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