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Hutchinson Fire Crews Battle Heat to Work Residential Fire on N. Monroe Sunday

Hutchinson, Kan. – The Hutchinson Fire Department (HFD) responded Sunday afternoon to a reported structure fire at 4901 N. Monroe St. 

First arriving crews found a residential home with heavy smoke showing from the rear. They were able to perform an aggressive offensive attack and limit the fire to the room of origin.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Extreme heat conditions combined with high temperatures forced HFD to rotate fire crews through rehab to rehydrate and monitor body core temperatures. Firefighters wear approximately an additional 70 pounds of protective gear. 

No injuries were reported.