BAXTER SPRINGS, KS.--- Fire crews respond to an early afternoon house fire in Baxter Springs today. The Baxter Spring Fire Department received a call about a home on fire at 622 West 6th Street at 1211. Officials determined the cause of the fire was due to old electrical wiring in the basement of the single family home. No one currently lives in the home. The fire was contained in the basement and burned partly through the first floor. The Columbus and Galena Fire Department also responded to the fire.
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