Dec 02, 2019 1:00 AM

Crews respond to garage fire in Hutchinson

Posted Dec 02, 2019 1:00 AM

Photo courtesy Hutchinson Fire Department

HUTCHINSON —Fire damages detached a wood shop on south end of Hutchinson on Sunday.

Just after 6 pm Hutchinson Fire Crews responded to 326 ½ East Park for a structure fire in a detached garage, according to a media release.

While responding units could see a working fire from a few blocks away. On scene they found a 30 x 20 shop building with heavy fire showing. Initial attack crews operated two attack lines bringing the fire under control quickly.

Heavy damage to the roof area of the garage was noted, but most of the contents were spared further damaged. Fire investigators are currently on scene investigating a cause. Crews remained n the area cleaning up and overhauling the structure. Authorities have not released details on what caused the fire.

Hutchinson Fire Department was assisted by Reno County EMS, Hutchinson Police Department, and Hutchinson-Reno County Emergency Communications.

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Dec 02, 2019 1:00 AM
Police: Missing Inman man found safe

Andrus photo courtesy Inman Police

MCPHERSON COUNTY — A missing man from Inman, the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been found and is safe.

The Inman Police Department reported that 70-year-old Richard W. Andrus was located safely overnight in Rice County

Authorities released no additional details.


MCPHERSON COUNTY – The Inman Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Inman man.


The whereabouts of Richard W. Andrus, 70, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

Andrus is a 70-year-old white male, 5 ft. 11 in., 193 lbs. He is bald and has blue eyes. Andrus was last seen wearing a green jacket and jeans. He was last known to be driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Vietnam Veteran tag 5123, heading in an unknown direction. Last point of contact with Andrus was at his home in Inman, Kan. at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Andrus did possibly use his credit card at a Casey’s convenience store in Ellsworth, Kan. on Sunday evening. He does suffer from dementia. If you see Richard Andrus, or his vehicle, please immediately call 620-245-1266.