Babysitter, 4 children escape fire in Ogden

By Tim Weideman

A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon.
Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene at about 5 p.m.
Collins estimated the fire caused about $100,000 in damage.
Though an investigation continues, officials have identified a possible cause.
“We believe, right now, it may be a juvenile playing with a lighter,” Collins said late Monday afternoon.
The owner of the mobile home is listed as Doris Murphy of Great Bend. Amber Kolin is listed as its primary resident, according to Collins.
“She wasn’t home (at the time),” he said.
No injuries were reported.
A total of 11 firefighters responded from Riley County’s Ogden and Tatarrax stations. Ten firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department and five from the Fort Riley Fire Department provided mutual aid.

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