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Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flames fully engulf home northwest of Linwood

Firefighters attempt to put out a fire in the 21000 block of Cantrell Road northwest of Linwood on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. A portion of the house, which is in Leavenworth County, collapsed during the fire.

Firefighters attempt to put out a fire in the 21000 block of Cantrell Road northwest of Linwood on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. A portion of the house, which is in Leavenworth County, collapsed during the fire.

January 11, 2011, 2:51 p.m. Updated January 11, 2011, 10:47 p.m.

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Cantrell Road between I-70 and K-32

Flames fully enveloped a house in Leavenworth County northwest of Linwood Tuesday in a fire that occurred while the residents were away from home.

The single-family residence is at 21282 Cantrell Road, between Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 32 in rural Leavenworth County.

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officials at the scene about 1:30 p.m. said that firefighters from the Sherman Township and Reno township fire departments had the fire under control, but they had not yet been able to determine the extent of the damage or the cause of the fire.

The visible portion of the house had collapsed, with a brick chimney still standing. The rest was obscured by smoke.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office had no additional information to release on the incident as of Tuesday night.

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