Woman taken to hospital after fire

Leavenworth Times – March 16, 2017


A woman was taken to the hospital following a fire at a Leavenworth residence, a Fire Department spokesman said.


The fire was reported 9:39 a.m. Wednesday at 1609 Lawrence Road.


Mark DeMaranville, division chief of prevention for the Leavenworth Fire Department, said flames could be seen coming from an entrance when firefighters arrived at the house.


A woman who was at the residence at the time was taken to the hospital. DeMaranville believed the woman had suffered smoke inhalation.


DeMaranville said it appears the fire caused extensive damage to a living room in the single-story house and spread to a dining area. There also was smoke and water damage throughout the house.


The cause of the fire was still under investigation Wednesday afternoon.


DeMaranville said the Leavenworth Fire Department requested mutual aid from the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1. The American Red Cross also was contacted to provide assistance.