No injuries following house fire near Elliott


November 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Elliott, Griswold and Red Oak were called to the scene of a residential structure fire Thursday afternoon, about one-mile north and three-miles east of Elliott. The fire was reported at the Nick and Kelly Kinser residence, at around 1:45-p.m. Elliott Fire Chief Dave Reynolds told KJAN News contrary to early dispatch reports, the home at 2402 100th Street, was not fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. He said there was some damage to a bedroom and its contents, while the rest of the house sustained heat and smoke damage. No dollar estimate of the damage was available.

Crews remained on the scene for about 90-minutes. No one was home at the time the fire broke out, and none of the firefighters were injured. Reynolds said he’s 99-percent sure the fire was electrical in nature. He appeared to be leaning toward and electric blanket as the culprit. He said when they arrived the home’s smoke detectors were going-off, which is something they don’t often see anymore.

Reynolds wanted to express his thanks to the Griswold Fire Department, which brought a tanker and pumper truck to the scene, and the Red Oak Fire Department, for its assistance as well.