Updated: July 17, 2012 - 7:28am
Crews from around Leavenworth County are battling a house fire in Tonganoxie this morning. The fire was reported at 505 Laughlin Drive just after 5:30 a.m..
Tonganoxie Police were the first to arrive on the scene and report the rear of the home to be fully involved with fire. Officers also reported that the elderly residents had evacuated the home.
Firefighters reported electrical lines down onto a metal fence near the home. Tonganoxie city firefighters have requested mutual aid from several surrounding Townships for aerial apparatus and manpower.
The fire was reported to be under control at 6:15 a.m.. Authorities say both residents escaped the home safely. No injuries were reported.
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