10 a.m. Monday update
A Manhattan woman has been arrested in connection to starting a fire at a duplex at 903 Thurston Street Sunday.
The Riley County Police Department says 37-year-old Mahbooba Babrakzai was booked on four counts of aggravated arson. Bond has been set at $50,000.
According to the Manhattan Fire Department, six people were displaced from two units, including an infant child, four adult men and one adult woman. One person refused treatment for smoke inhalation. Two lizards were rescued from the adjacent unit.
The fire scorched the 1-story building, causing an estimated $60,000 in damage. Firefighters extinguished the fire within 20 minutes
Original story 8 p.m. Sunday
Manhattan fire crews made quick work of a duplex fire Sunday afternoon at 903 Thurston Street.
Firefighters arrived around 4 p.m. to the 1-story duplex with heavy smoke showing from the front. The fire was put out within 20 minutes. One occupant refused treatment for smoke inhalation by Riley County EMS on scene. Two lizards were rescued from the adjacent unit at 901 Thurston.
According to the Manhattan Fire Department, four adults and one child were displaced from 901 Thurston St. and one adult was displaced from 903 Thurston St. Total loss is estimated at around $60,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.