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Cause of fire undetermined

Local man helps residents escape blaze

Great Bend firefighters tend to the scene of a house fire at 2222 Monroe Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt in the blaze and the cause was labeled as undetermined.

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The cause of the Thursday afternoon fire that charred a home at 2222 Monroe remains undetermined, said Luke McCormick, investigator for the Great Bend Fire Department. He spent most of the day Friday at the scene with representative from the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The blaze, which erupted mid afternoon, started on the deck at the back of the house. McCormick said there were a couple possibilities for the cause but they couldn’t rule out either.
“It is still under investigation,” he said. Damage estimates were unavailable.
The call came in at about 3:30 and firefighters ...

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