Jan 14, 2020 5:45 PM

Firefighters respond to a pair of calls

Posted Jan 14, 2020 5:45 PM
Fire damage to a mobile home trailer in Milford
Fire damage to a mobile home trailer in Milford

There were two fires in Geary County Tuesday morning.

In the first case the call came in at 8:58 a.m. Milford City and Rural firefighters responded to 101 East 9th Street in Milford where smoke had been reported coming from under a trailer.

No injuries were reported.

Rural Fire Chief Garry Berges said the first fire unit was on scene in three minutes. Firefighters extinguished the fire that was underneath the trailer and had started an exterior wall on fire. The investigation revealed that it was an accidental fire that started with heat tape wrapped around the water line.

The trailer is owned by Shandy Trust of Milford. There were no occupants at this time. The damage estimate was estimated at $4,000.

In the second case Junction City firefighters were called at 10:23 a.m. to a Prospect Circle location on the north side of town for a mobile home fire. Firefighters found a single wide mobile home with a kitchen fire. One pet, a dog, died as a result of the blaze while one pet was rescued. The two people who lived at the residence were not home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. According to Junction City Fire Chief Terry Johnson the damage estimate is $20,000.