Structure Fire on North Dartmouth

(Manhattan, Kansas, April 18, 2023 ) — At 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 156 North Dartmouth for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a two-story residential home with heavy fire on the back of the residence.  The fire extended into the attic space and was extinguished within 30 minutes.  A total of 16 firefighters responded on 6 fire apparatus with units still on scene at the time of this release.  One occupant was evaluated by Riley County EMS for smoke inhalation.  The single-story residence was occupied at the time of the fire and residents evacuated prior to our arrival. Loss is estimated at $25,000 to contents and $75,000 to the structure. The owners are listed as Tareque Nasser and Wahida Akhtar of the residence.  The fire cause is accidental due to discarded smoking materials.  A reminder to discard smoking materials in an approved container filled with sand or water. Please contact Assistant Chief Mike Kaus, Manhattan Fire Department, at 785-587-4504 with any questions.Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@ManhattanFD)

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