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Pittsburg Fire Department responds to residential fire at 1806 North Locust

City Press Releases

December 7, 2022

PITTSBURG, KS – At approximately 12:03 pm on Tuesday, December 6, the Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 1806 N. Locust St., in Pittsburg.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters observed heavy smoke and fire conditions. The fire department immediately attempted an offensive fire attack to combat the heavy flames, but ultimately resorted to a defensive approach to extinguish the fire after the roof of the home was compromised. Additional off-duty fire personnel were called in to support fire suppression efforts.

According to the fire department, no occupants were found inside the home, and no civilian injuries have been reported. One pet was found inside the home but did not survive. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and were treated by EMS onsite.

The Pittsburg Fire Department, Pittsburg Police Department, City of Pittsburg Public Utilities Department, Evergy, Kansas Gas Service, and Crawford County EMS, responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time. Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.


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