HUTCHINSON, Kan. – At 12:17 p.m. Tuesday, the Hutchinson Fire Department responded to 4506 East Avenue G for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, fire crews reported a 2 ½ story home with heavy smoke showing from the front of the home. Bystanders on the scene informed HFD of a possible individual in the home.
As fire crews entered the home, they located the victim and removed them from the structure. Life-saving measures were immediately started. HFD members along with Reno County EMS worked for approximately 40 minutes in an attempt to save the victim’s life. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
HFD continued interior fire operations to bring the fire under control. HFD located one dog that did survive the fire that appeared to be doing well. The dog was turned over to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter for care. Crews completed major salvage and overhaul operations of the home.
HFD’s fire investigation team is working on the case along with the State’s Fire Marshal Office. The cause of the structure fire remains under investigation. The victim’s name will not be released at this time due to notifications that need to be made. The Reno County Sheriff’s Department is working on notifications as of this release.