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County fire protection districts respond to Kingsville structure fire, hay bale fire on Wednesday

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JOHNSON COUNTY — Both county fire protection districts responded to reports of fires Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Johnson County Fire Protection District No. 2 responded to a report of a structure fire Wednesday at 428 NW 1601 Road, Kingsville. 

JCFPD No. 2 stations one, two and five responded to the call. Crews were dispatched at 11:16 a.m. and arrived on scene at 11:26 a.m.

JCFPD No. 2 Chief David Miller said the fire originated on the porch of the residence. He said the fire caused damage to the porch and front door and smoke damage throughout the house.

Miller said the structure fire seemingly originated as an electrical fire caused by a refrigerator that had been plugged in on the porch.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

Crews had the fire under control at 11:51 a.m., overhaul was completed at 12:15 p.m. and units cleared the scene at 2:41 p.m.

Miller said the Red Cross responded to assist the family living at the residence.

Later that day, Johnson County Fire Protection District No. 1 responded to a report of a hay bale fire Wednesday at 570 SW 201 Road, Warrensburg.

Crews were notified of the fire at 12:38 p.m. and arrived on scene at 12:55 p.m. JCFPD No. 1 stations one and nine responded to the fire.

JCFPD No. 1 Chief Larry Jennings said the fire was caused by a controlled burn that had rekindled and spread to the grass and hay bales in the field.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

Crews had the fire under control at 1:11 p.m. and left the scene at 2:28 p.m.

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