AUBURN (KSNT) – A Shawnee County house fire is seeing an emergency response Thursday from firefighters and the Kansas Air National Guard, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office asked the public around 2 p.m. to avoid the area near the 6500 block of Southwest Urish Road. Firefighters at the scene told KSNT News they have the fire contained as of 3 p.m. and are working on fully extinguishing it.
The garage on the home has completely collapsed. Firefighters at the scene said there were three cats in the home along with its owner, but they haven’t confirmed if the cats survived.
Several area emergency crews including the Auburn Fire Department, the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing, the Mission Township Fire Department, the Dover Fire Department and the Shawnee Height Fire Department are all at the scene.
It added that drivers should find alternate routes on Wanamaker Road, Indian Hills Road and Auburn Road.