Mar 14, 2023

2 dogs die in Kansas house fire

Posted Mar 14, 2023 8:00 AM
Photo Manhattan Fire Department
Photo Manhattan Fire Department

MANHATTAN—Investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire in Manhattan.

Just before 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 1127 Yuma Street, according to Deputy Chief Ryan Almes,

Upon arrival, fire companies found the home with smoke and fire showing from a window. Firefighters made entry into the home and contained the fire within 10 minutes.

 Two dogs were outside of the residence when companies arrived, another dog was rescued by firefighters, and two dogs were found deceased inside the home.  The residents were not home at the time of the fire.

The building is a one-story, single-family residence. Loss is estimated at $8000 to contents and $25,000 to the structure. The residents are able to remain in the home due to damage being limited to a single bedroom that had the door closed during the fire.  

The owner is listed as Gerald and Diane Haug of Manhattan. The fire's cause is under investigation at this time.