Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fire displaces De Soto family

April 16, 2008

An early morning fire Wednesday in old-town De Soto displaced a family of four.

De Soto Fire Chief Kevin Ritter said the fire department received a 911 call at 4 a.m. reporting a fire in a single-story home in the 8100 block of Kickapoo. The fire was reported by the woman who lived in the house with her three children, he said.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the front of the house and the center of its roof burning, Ritter said. It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control with the assist of Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3 and the Lenexa Fire Department, he said.

Ritter said he home was "heavily damaged." He did did not have the name Wednesday morning of the family living at the house. The woman did tell him she had another place to stay, he said.

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