Our agency responded to the 31300 block of W. 172nd St. in Gardner, KS for a reported house fire around 12:15p.m. this afternoon. While enroute, crews could see smoke showing from a distance away. The first arriving Engine found a residential home with fire showing on the outside of the house. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly before it could spread any further.
The family was not home at the time of fire. A next door neighbor spotted the fire and called 911 immediately.
The fire caused damage to the siding of the home and a small portion of the front yard. The inside of the home was not damaged by the fire. The family that resides at the home is still able to stay in the home after the fire. There are no injuries to report. The cause of fire is still under investigation by our agency.
We would like to thank the Gardner Police Department and Johnson County Med-Act for their assistance during this incident. We would also like to applaud the next door neighbor for their quick action in spotting the fire and reporting it immediately which lead to a great outcome and prevented the fire from spreading any further.