Firefighters treated after Pittsburg fire on N. Locust

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Two firefighters are treated on the site of a residential fire in Pittsburg.

The fire happened around Noon today at 1806 North Locust. Pittsburg Fire Department responded and saw heavy smoke and fire conditions.

According to the City, firefighters tried an offensive fire attack to combat the heavy flames. However, they had to resort to a defensive approach. They put the fire out after they say the roof of the home was compromised.

“Additional off-duty fire personnel were called in to support fire suppression efforts,” says the City of Pittsburg.

The Fire Department says they found no occupants inside the home. No one has reported a civilian injury.

Authorities found one pet inside that did not survive.

They say two firefighters sustained minor injuries. EMS treated them onsite.

The Pittsburg Fire Department, Pittsburg Police Department, City of Pittsburg Public Utilities Department, Evergy, Kansas Gas Service, and Crawford County EMS responded to the fire.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire, which remains undetermined at this time.

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