Feb 26, 2024

Hutch Fire saves occupant, four cats Saturday

Posted Feb 26, 2024 7:36 PM

Hutchinson Fire Department

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — On Saturday afternoon just after 1 p.m. the Hutchinson Fire Department responded to the 200 block of West 28th for the report of a structure fire.

First arriving units found a single-story home smoke pushing out of the front door. Dispatch reported to units that there was a possible occupant inside trying to get pets out. Crews operated in an offensive strategy stretching a hose line to the front door. The first arriving crew was able to hear the occupant inside the home and made entry to perform rescue.

The occupant was removed from the home and checked by RCEMS. Crews started an aggressive attack in the kitchen area of the home. Crews extinguished the fire quickly and started overhaul to minimize losses within the property. Search crews cleared the home and rescued 4 cats.

The Hutchinson Fire Department would like to remind everyone that while pets are very important to us, staying within the home or going back inside to save your pets is dangerous and greatly reduces/slows the efforts of fire extinguishment.

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