Firefighter, deputy extinguish bedroom blaze in Osage City

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Local fire crews were called to a structure fire at 1421 Laing St. Osage City, Kan., Wednesday, extinguishing a blaze in a bedroom.

At approximately 4:42 p.m., July 18, 2018, Osage County fire districts No. 2, Osage City, No. 5, Lyndon Vassar, and No. 6, Burlingame, were dispatched to the location. An Osage County Sheriff’s deputy and an OCFD No. 2 firefighter arrived on scene approximately five minutes later, and extinguished the electrical fire with a dry chemical fire extinguisher before apparatus arrived. The fire was contained to a bedroom in the residence.

Damage estimates are not available at the time of this release, but the Osage County Appraiser’s Office appraised the residential structure at $58,070. According to county land records, the property is owned by Ernest and Michelle Ehrhart Jr. and Sharon Kinsley.

Other agencies on scene or assisting included the Osage City Police Department and Osage County EMS. OCFD No. 2 members were at the scene for approximately 35 minutes, with no injuries reported.

OCFD No. 2 reminded everyone to have working smoke detectors in their home and check them frequently. Also have an escape plan, practice it, and be prepared to use it in the event of a fire.

Information thanks to OCFD No. 2, Osage City.

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