A structure fire at a Manhattan duplex resulted in $45,000 in damage Monday afternoon. An accidental electrical problem is to blame.
At 3:36 p.m. the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 520 Stone Pointe for a report of a blaze. While responding to the incident, MFD crews were notified by Riley County dispatch that Riley County Fire District #1 crews from Station 17 were in the area and that they would also be responding.
Riley County crews arrived on the scene of the single story duplex and found a fire on the rear exterior of the structure and quickly knocked down the fire. MFD crews arrived on the scene and entered the structure to ensure no further extension to the attic area and ventilated the structure. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire and were able to exit without injury prior to arrival of fire crews. A total of 22 firefighters responded.
The residence received an estimated loss of $10,000 to the contents with $20,000 to the structure. The owner is listed as Manhattan Capital LLC of Lenexa. The four occupants of this address are displaced and being assisted by Red Cross.
The residence of 522 Stone Pointe received an estimated loss of $5,000 to the contents with $10,000 to the structure. The owner is listed as Ian Holman of Manhattan. The occupant of this address is displaced and also being assisted by Red Cross.