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Hutchinson Firefighters Busy, Work 4 Fires Tuesday Night


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Hutchinson firefighters responded to four separate structure fires Tuesday evening.

The first call came at 5:37 p.m. for the report of a residential home with smoke coming from the rear at 715 E 56th Ave. Crews performed an aggressive interior attack and limited the spread of the fire to a portion of one room. The cause of the fire was determined to be the improper use of a cooking appliance.

At 8:40 p.m., units responded to the unit block of E 17th Ave. for an outside fire impinging onto a structure. That fire caused minimal damage.

The third fire, at 10:34 p.m., also involved an outside fire in the 600 block of E 10th Ave. Flames had caught a wooden fence on fire and were impinging onto a structure.

Finally, crews were called to the 200 block of W 7th Ave. at 10:46 p.m. for an oversized single-car detached garage that was fully involved.

No injuries were reported with any of Tuesday night’s incidents.