Kansas Nursing Home Evacuated Due to Fire; Quick Response Limits Damage

The quick response and effective coordination among the various agencies minimized the potential damage and ensured the safety of the nursing home residents. News

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A fire incident at Hilltop Manor, a nursing home in Cunningham, Kansas, led to an emergency evacuation on Monday evening. The fire was reported at 6:38 p.m. on June 5, prompting a swift response from multiple local agencies.

Cunningham Fire Chief, Harold Stark, praised the coordinated efforts of various departments, including Pratt County Fire, Preston, Kingman EM, Pratt Emergency Manager, Kingman Sheriff's Office, Kingman EMS, Kingman Rescue, Pratt EMS, Kingman City Police, Highway Patrol, and numerous firefighters from Cunningham Fire.

The fire originated from the nursing home's roof during a tar application process. The fire managed to infiltrate the soffit during the sealing of the seams. Quick action from the team doused the fire, after which the soffit was removed, the charred area cleaned up, and the building ventilated.

Limited Damage Occurred 

Damage was limited to three units, primarily confined to the roof and the soffit. Light smoke was reported in the wings of the building, but it was promptly cleared using positive-pressure fans. Stark commended the nursing home staff for efficiently evacuating residents to a common area and then outside, ensuring no injuries occurred.


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Once the building was deemed safe, the nursing staff facilitated the return of the residents. The quick response and effective coordination among the various agencies minimized the potential damage and ensured the safety of the nursing home residents.

This news was originally reported by KSN.

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