Manhattan Resident Loses Home to Fire on New Year’s Day

By Ryan Duey

The Manhattan Fire Department says that around 1:20 p.m. on January 1st crews were called to 1433 Legore Lane with reports of a house fire.

When first responders arrived, they found smoke coming from a 2-story home. Crews accessed the basement which had been adapted into an apartment.

After gaining entry, crews said they found a working kitchen fire. A quick search of the rest of the home found it was occupied by one resident at the time, who was able to escape unharmed.

Crews indicated that the occupant of the basement apartment did lose their home as a result of the fire. No other residents of the home were displaced. The fire caused around $15,000 in total damage.

The fire department noted that 17 firefighters on 6 apparatuses responded and remained at the scene until about 3:15 p.m.

Investigators said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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