Fatal fire

July 20, 2019 - 9:19 am
A 76-year-old man who was burned in an explosion and fire at his Topeka home has died. WIBW-TV reports the Topeka fire department said Friday Vernon Fisher died last week at a Kansas City hospital. Fisher was trapped inside his home when a fire broke out on July 8. A neighbor heard him yelling for...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Authorities have found a body inside a badly burned central Kansas garage. The fire was reported before 1:00 p.m. Thursday just southwest of El Dorado. Butler County dispatchers said the detached garage was on fire. There were multiple explosions from propane tanks stored in the garage. There is no...
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Harris County Fire Marshal's Office via AP
April 02, 2019 - 7:27 pm
A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had been taken by...
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February 20, 2019 - 9:08 pm
A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 45 people, an official and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was not yet under control completely. The Chawkbazar area where the fire...
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February 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal fire in Rice County. Fire crews were called to a home about 25 miles east of Great Bend late Friday. Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans says Beverly Boatright, 66, died at the scene. His wift, 59, was taken to a hospital for treatment of...
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February 06, 2019 - 7:12 pm
Kansas City, Kansas, fire officials say woman and a dog died in a house fire. Assistant Fire Chief Morris Lechter says a man was able to escape the fire early Wednesday. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The woman and dog were discovered after firefighters knocked down the...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:32 pm
A man has been charged with killing three people whose bodies were found after a fire in Kansas City, Kansas. Carlisle Hervey, 40, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the 2017 deaths. The victims were Gwinn Green, 53, Ronald Guess, 61, and Kevin McBride, 54,...
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Ted Woodward
January 24, 2019 - 12:09 pm
One person died in a house fire in Wichita, south of Pawnee & Washington. It happened after 7:00 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of S. Washington. When fire crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the attic of the home; crews quickly brought the fire under control. A passerby called 911...
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July 20, 2018 - 11:11 pm
One person is dead following a fire in Harvey County. It happened around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning in the 1,200 block of Spring Lake Road, near Halstead. The explosion and fire happened in a workshop shed used to fix farm equipment. Once under control, fire crews located a man inside of his pickup...
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February 02, 2018 - 5:03 am
Two women are charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 34-year-old Eudora man whose body was found inside a burning house near Lawrence. The Douglas County District Attorney said 38-year-old Tria Evans, of Lawrence, and 37-year-old Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, were charged Thursday...
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