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MFD responds to two fires, one with an injury

Fire on Walters Drive–photo courtesy MFD Facebook

One person was injured in a Monday night fire on Walters Drive in Manhattan.
 The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 415 Walters Drive Apartment 911 shortly before 8:30 for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found an apartment building with smoke and flames visible on the first floor. The fire was contained within 10 minutes. A total of 19 firefighters responded on 6 fire apparatus with the last units still on scene at the time of this release. One occupant was transported to Via Christi by Riley County EMS for injuries related to the fire. Two dwelling units in the building were unable to be occupied overnight.

The building is a 12 unit two-story apartment building. Loss is estimated at $5,000 to contents and $10,000 to the structure. The owner is listed as Matt Catanese of Wichita and the property manager is listed as Key Management of Manhattan. The fire cause is under investigation at this time.

Williamsburg Fire

In addition to the fire Monday night, at 12:39 Monday afternoon the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 1511 Williamsburg Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a two story town home with light smoke exiting the structure. Upon meeting with the occupants who were outside structure, firefighters were advised that the fire in the basement was believed to be extinguished. Firefighters entered the structure and confirmed the fire was out, located and removed one cat, and ventilated the structure. A total of 16 firefighters responded on 6 fire apparatus with the last units clearing at 2:00 pm.

The home was occupied by one individual at the time of the fire. The occupant was checked for smoke inhalation but refused any treatment. Loss is estimated at $3,000 to contents and $10,000 to the structure. The owner is listed as Charles and Patricia Hughes of Manhattan, Kansas. The fire cause was determined to be accidental due to a faulty computer.

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