Riley County home ruled total loss after weekend fire

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A rural Riley County family lost their home to a fire over the weekend.

No injuries were reported in the Saturday afternoon fire, which caused over $30,000 in damage to a mobile home, located northwest of Manhattan.

Riley County firefighters were dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. to the 6300 block of North 52nd Street to a partially involved mobile home fire. The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes, thanks to the help of more than two dozen volunteer firefighters.

Extensive damage prevented fire crews from determining an exact cause, but it’s believed to have started at or near the outside porch area. Content loss exceeded $15,000.

While no civilians were hurt, two firefighters were transported for precautionary reasons, though none of the injuries were life threatening.

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Sam Hennigh

County government and school board reporter. 2016 Kansas State University graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications. Kansas born and raised.

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