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House fire sends family to hospital


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

An early morning fire in Hays sent family members to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries.

At approximately 3:37 a.m. today, the Hays Fire Department was called to a house fire at 3502 Fairway Drive. The first firefighters arrived seven minutes later and found a fire in an attached garage of the large, single-family dwelling. The fire spread to the attic and the living areas. A vehicle also was on fire in the driveway, and wind fanning the flames threatened nearby areas.

The occupants of the house were awakened by a smoke alarm and were able to escape before firefighters arrived. They were taken to HaysMed by the Ellis County EMS.

A total of 22 Hays firefighters and five trucks responded. Four Ellis County Rural firefighters also helped.

The building suffered heavy damage, according to a report from the city of Hays.

The most probable cause of the fire has not been determined. A team of investigators from the Hays Police Department, Hays Fire Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office are working to determine the cause.