Archive for Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fire engulfs Leavenworth County home

A fire destroyed a home about five miles southwest of Tonganoxie on Sunday night.

January 25, 2009, 11:30 p.m. Updated January 26, 2009, 12:05 a.m.


Several fire agencies responded to a house fire about five miles southwest of Tonganoxie on Sunday night.

The house, located near Reno in Leavenworth County, was fully engulfed in flames about 10 p.m. on Sunday. It collapsed shortly thereafter. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office shut down part of U.S. Highway 24-40 as firefighters battled the blaze. Reno Township Fire Department was the lead fire agency. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was later requested to assist with the fire.

Agencies requested Red Cross aid for residents of the home at 11:25 p.m.

No further information was available Sunday night. Check back to for details as they become available.


Curtis Lange 9 years, 5 months ago

Hopefully no one was injured in this large fire! My GF and I happened to drive by after the house was already fully engulfed. I dialed 911 and the dispatcher stated rescue crews were already on the way. The fire must have started not long before either as there were NO rescue crews on site yet. Other passers by (saw probably six or so cars off the side of the road at the residence) had stopped to help; hopefully they were able to get everyone out safe if the family wasn't already out of the home! My thoughts are with the family.

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