Emporia dwelling a total loss after overnight fire

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A multi-family dwelling was completely destroyed Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Emporia. All residents escaped without injury.

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – An overnight fire on Labor Day in Emporia destroyed a multi-residential home.

An early morning fire in Emporia destroyed a multi-family unit, leaving five units uninhabitable.

The home, at 718 Market, had five units. Emporia Fire Capt. Tony Fuller told KSNT the home was a “total loss.”

All occupants of the home safely evacuated the building before the Emporia Fire Department arrived on scene. An Emporia firefighter was injured but, did not require hospitalization and was treated at the scene.

Property damage is estimated to be around $140,000.

A multi-family dwelling in Emporia was a “total loss” after fire swept through the building in the early hours Tuesday, Sept. 8. All the occupants of the home escaped with injury however, an Emporia firefighter sustained minor injuries.

Emporia firefighters were still on scene Tuesday morning putting out hot spots.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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