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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two alarm Shawnee house fire

Posted: February 5, 2012 - 2:23am
Updated: February 5, 2012 - 5:00am

At 1:28 a.m. Sunday morning, Shawnee Fire units were called to investigate a deck fire which was reported to be spreading to the rear of the house at 13872 West 58th Terrace in the Lakeview Estates subdivision. The Merriam Fire Department was also dispatched to assist.

Responding fire crews reported fire showing from the intersection of Johnson Drive and Widmer Drive, approximately 200 yards south of the fire scene. This report was made at 1:33 a.m..

Crews arrived on scene about a minute later and reported heavy fire visible from the rear side of the house. Upon entry into the home, crews reported that the fire had spread into the attic space.

At 1:50 a.m., Incident Command requested a second alarm response to the scene. An additional fire crew from Shawnee Fire as well as crews from Merriam and Lenexa were then added to the alarm.

Interior fire crews reported having issues with water pressure, as a result, those crews were evacuated until the issue could be fixed. While those crews were outside of the structure, Johnson County's Water One was able to boost water pressure to a nearby fire hydrant. Incident Command reported that the issue was handled and interior crews were allowed back inside.

As of 3:03 a.m., crews have reported the fire to be under control. One resident was treated for what were only described as "slight burns to the hands." No one was transported by Med-Act from the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate has not been made available as of this report.

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