House fire causes $90,000 in damage

By The Mercury

Manhattan firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Anderson Avenue that caused about $90,000 in damage.

No injuries were reported as the house was vacant at the time.

Manhattan Fire Department crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. to 2309 Anderson Avenue, about a block from Lee Elementary School, where officials said the one-story house was already heavily involved.

Officials said the fire reached a second alarm in the house before firefighters contained it, taking approximately 45 minutes.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials said the house, owned by Ronald Frank, Salina, was vacant and in the process of being remodeled.

Damage is estimated at $10,000 for the contents of the house and $80,000 for the structure.

Twenty-one firefighters were on the scene, with the last units leaving at about 11 p.m., officials said.

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