Archive for Thursday, June 10, 2004

Fire damages Oak Country home

June 10, 2004

No injuries were reported in a Wednesday afternoon fire in Oak Country Estates.

At noon, De Soto firefighters were called to a house fire at 8755 Lynne Road, a home owned by Rick and Mitzi Kenton. No one at home when the fire broke out.

"The homeowner reported the fire," De Soto Fire Chief Kevin Ritter said. "He had just gotten home."

Rural Fire District No. 3 and the Lenexa and Olathe fire departments helped the De Soto Fire Department battle the blaze. Ritter instructed Captain Larry Baxter to call the electric and gas companies at around 1:50 p.m.

Ritter said from the scene Wednesday that the cause of the fire had not been determined, and damage estimates were not available at press time.

Kirsten Mills, a neighbor on the south side of the Kenton residence, said she was not at home when the fire was reported but returned after several people called her to tell her the neighbors' house was on fire.

"It's just sad," Mills said.

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