The Junction City Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire at 2706 Oakwood Drive early Thursday morning. The 2:21 a.m. fire was at the rear of the structure with a propane bottle on the deck and all occupants out of the house. First units on scene advised a working structure fire at the rear of the residence.
JCFD units extinguished the fire in the rear of the structure with a quick fire attack. The fire had involved the attic area from the outside deck. Crews opened the roof and interior crews opened the ceiling up in the involved area and extinguished fire extension in the attic. Ventilation of the structure was completed to remove smoke.
The Fort Riley Fire Department also assisted. While the Red Cross was advised the residents are not requesting any assistance.
An investigation has determined the cause to be accidental, involving improperly discarded smoking material. Damage is estimated at $75,000.