Two Pets Die in West Manhattan (KS) House Fire

The home. Photo via Zillow.

The Manhattan Mercury, Kan.

(MCT)

Sep. 22—Two pets died after being injured in a Tuesday night fire in a west Manhattan home.

Firefighters rescued five dogs and one cat from a home at 3341 Effingham Drive. The occupants of the home weren’t there at the time of the fire. Two of the animals died at the scene.

The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday to a house fire. Upon arrival, crews found the two-story, single-family house with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure.

The fire reached a second alarm before firefighters contained it within 40 minutes. Eighteen firefighters responded on six fire apparatus.

The fire displaced the residents because of the damage, which totals $320,000 ($60,000 in contents and $260,000 to the structure). The owner is listed as Michele Ulmer of the same address.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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