The Great Bend Fire Department was busy with three fire calls over the weekend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.
The first call came in at 4:58 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters responded to 5525 Eisenhower for a report of odor in the basement and found light smoke in the utility room. The investigation found an extension cord that had fallen into the sump pump water, causing a short. A small electrical refrigerator was plugged into the cord. The cord plug of the refrigerator as well as the lightweight extension cord were melted, causing the smell. Both of the cords were removed.
At 3:33 p.m. Saturday, units responded to fire in the back yard at 805 Adams St. Upon arrival firefighters found two separate fires, one in a storage shed attached to the house and a small brush fire in the back yard.
“Both fires were quickly extinguished,” Napolitano said. The Great Bend Fire Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal will continue to investigate the cause.
Damage to the structure was estimated at $1,000, including contents.
The last fire call came in on Sunday at 8:15 a.m. Crews responded to 215 Plum St. where a small dog house in the back yard was burning.
“No animal was in the dog house. The fire was extinguished and the cause of the fire was a juvenile playing with a lighter,” Napolitano said.