RILEY COUNTY (KSNT) – Firefighters extinguished a fire at a farmhouse located in northwestern Riley County on Monday.

Vivienne Leyva with Riley County said firefighters were first notified of the situation at 8:40 a.m. on Nov. 20 for a farmhouse in the 13600 block of Lasita Road. The Riley County Fire District #1 responded to the fire call and found the farmhouse completely engulfed in flames.

Leyva said the 100-year-old farmhouse was vacant at the time of the fire. No foul play is suspected in the fire and no injuries were reported.

“While the fire was unfortunate, the rain played a crucial role in preventing additional damages,” said Deputy Fire Chief John Martens. “If this fire had happened last week during the dry, windy conditions, it likely would have escalated into a large wildfire that could have also spread to other structures.”

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