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GB home sustains ‘extensive damage’ in Sunday AM blaze
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A residence in the 1100 block of 9th Street is pictured Monday following an early Sunday morning fire. Crews were still on scene Monday investigating the cause of the fire. No one was injured in the fire. - photo by Daniel Kiewel

A Great Bend home sustained extensive smoke and fire damage, but no injuries were reported, following a blaze in the residence early Sunday morning.

According to Great Bend Deputy Fire Chief Brent Smith, at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, crews with the Great Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 1100 block of 9th Street. When crews arrived, they found coming from the residence. The homeowner advised crews upon arrival that all the home’s occupants were outside and accounted for.  

Once crews entered the residence, they encountered high heat and limited visibility, with most of the fire in the attic. 

Crews were eventually pulled from the structure due to fear of roof collapse. They then set up on the exterior of the home and fought the blaze from the exterior until it was deemed safe for the crews to resume interior operations. 

Smith indicated there is extensive smoke, fire, and water damage throughout the home. A sign deeming the home uninhabitable was posted on the front door of the structure Monday morning.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation with the Kansas State Fire Marshal assisting GBFD investigators at the scene. Investigators with both agencies were still on scene Monday morning.

Smith indicated there were no injuries reported in the blaze, either with the home’s occupants or with fire crews on-scene.