Dec 02, 2019 11:00 PM

Update: Man injured in fire at Kan. nursing home dies

Posted Dec 02, 2019 11:00 PM


SHAWNEE COUNTY- One person injured in a weekend fire at a nursing home in Topeka has died.


Just after 10p.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to the report of a structure fire at 2075 SW Fillmore Street in Topeka, according to Fire Marshal Michael Martin.


Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke in the hallways and were led by the Rose Villa nursing home staff to a victim that had sustained life threatening injuries from a fire. The victim identified as Alvie J. McCluskey, 64, was evacuated and treated at the scene, before being transported to a local hospital where he died, according to Martin.


The fire was contained to the room of fire origin and was out on arrival.


The Fire Investigation Uni determined the cause of the fire as accidental associated with careless use of smoking materials.


The structure sustained no damage; contents loss is being estimated at $1500.00. Working smoke detectors were found within the structure and operated as designed.


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SHAWNEE COUNTY- One person was injured in a weekend fire at a nursing home in Topeka.


Just after 10p.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to the report of a structure fire at 2075 SW Fillmore Street in Topeka, according to Fire Marshal Michael Martin.


Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke in the hallways and were led by the Rose Villa nursing home staff to a victim that had sustained life threatening injuries from a fire. The victim was evacuated and treated at the scene, before being transported to a local hospital in critical condition.


The fire was contained to the room of fire origin and was out on arrival.


The Fire Investigation Uni determined the cause of the fire as accidental associated with careless use of smoking materials.


The structure sustained no damage; contents loss is being estimated at $1500.00. Working smoke detectors were found within the structure and operated as designed.

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Kansas man remains jailed for alleged arson at apartment complex

HUTCHINSON — A Kansas man remains in custody for suspicion of arson for an incident in the Plaza Towers Apartments, 17 E. 2nd Street in Hutchinson.


Just before 10p.m. November 26, officers were called to assist Hutchinson firefighters after Abraham Tinsley allegedly started a fire in his apartment to try to commit suicide and injure others in the building, according to police.


The incident did cause some damage to the apartment and forced the evacuation of the entire building.


Tinsley is also accused of striking a woman in the head who was helping evacuate the building. For this, he also faces a battery charge.


Tinsley is being held on a $53,000 bond and will be back in court this week.