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Osage City man escapes early morning house fire Monday

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Osage County Fire District No. 2 has reported an Osage City resident is safe after an early Monday morning fire destroyed his home. Local fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire at 3:51 a.m., Dec. 5, 2022, at 403 Lakin St., Osage City.

Osage City Police Department reported the home’s sole occupant was awakened by his dog barking, making it possible for him and his pet to escape without injuries. An aid web page set up by Community Covenant Church, Osage City, identified the man as John Tramell. The church is asking the public for assistance in obtaining personal effects for Tramell.

Firefighters contained the fire to the interior of the single story residence. Police reported earlier Monday the fire had been ruled accidental and was possibly from an electrical source. The house will likely be a total loss.

Community Covenant Church’s link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084DADAF28A0F85-help has a list of needs and allows donors to sign up to give assistance. The web page says Tramell will be able to occupy a living space in his garage, and he did not have insurance to cover the fire damage.

Anyone wishing to donate items, clothes, furnishings, funds or other aid, can take them to RCIL, 1137 Laing St., Osage City, KS 66523, or to the church on Sunday morning. For pick up, delivery, or more information, contact church member Nancy Lamb at 620-762-6260.

Osage County Fire District No. 2 was assisted by Osage County Fire District 5 (Lyndon/Vassar), Osage County Fire District 6 (Burlingame), Osage County EMS, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage City Police Department, Osage City Public Works, and Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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