INDEPENDENCE, Kan. — Tuesday morning just after 10:15 a.m. reports of a house fire in the 700 block N Pennsylvania alerted Independence Kansas Fire and EMS

First arrival firefighters were faced with a fully involved structure fire with houses on either side in immediate danger due to weather conditions. 

The fire was determined to be a defensive, “A ground and aerial attack brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes,” IFD states in a release of information.

Firefighters remained on scene, 725 N Pennsylvania Ave, for hours as portions of the structure considered unsafe were torn down.

Mutual aid agencies included: Independence Rural Fire, Dearing Rural Fire, and Cherryvale Fire-EMS assisted. 

There we no reports of injuries in the release of information.

Independence Fire-EMS received a report of a structure fire at 725 N. Penn Ave. At 10:19 a.m. today. Arriving units…

Posted by Independence Kansas Fire/EMS Department on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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