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Building fire reported Sunday in Hays

8/19/2014

At 9:48 p.m. Sunday, the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, responded to a building fire at 1106 Vine, Lot 115.

At 9:48 p.m. Sunday, the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, responded to a building fire at 1106 Vine, Lot 115.

On arrival, firefighters found a small fire burning in the area of the clothes dryer in a mobile home. The fire quickly was extinguished by firefighters using a fire extinguisher. Five fire trucks staffed by 21 firefighters responded. The last fire crew left the scene at 10:36 p.m.

The property suffered minor fire damage in the laundry area and light smoke damage throughout. The most probable cause of the fire was a malfunction in the electrical connection serving the clothes dryer.