From Staff Reports
A second house fire in as many weeks left another family without a home.
Members of the Slaton Fire Department were called to the scene of a fire near Division and 11th streets at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning (Jan. 22). The Slaton Police Department and Buffalo Springs Fire Department were also called.
Police arrived at the scene and observers said people were inside the house. Officers kicked the door in, and found the living room fully engulfed.
Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire in the moderate fog. No one was inside, but the house was ruled a total loss.
As of press time Tuesday (Jan. 26) an investigation is currently under way by the Fire Marshal’s office.
The fire was one of three in the past two weeks.
In addition to a house fire Jan. 15, a trailer fire occurred Monday morning (Jan. 25). Officers were able to extinguish it before it became severe.