Sabetha family displaced after house fire

A Sabetha family has been displaced after they arrived home to find their house on fire this past Friday.

According to Sabetha Fire Chief Jim Johnson, at 6:33 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, the Sabetha Fire Department (SFD) received a call about a structure fire at 1011 Harrison – the home of Kedrick and Lindsay Shaw.

Upon arrival, the SFD found the residence full of smoke. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen area, but the entire house suffered severe smoke and heat damage. There were no injuries reported.

After an investigation on Saturday, Nov. 11, the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the fire to be accidental in nature, and the cause is undetermined. The pending insurance adjuster report will determine the total amount lost.

SFD responded with 19 firefighters and were on scene until 8:37 p.m.

How to Help

The Shaws are currently staying at Rock Creek Hotel in Sabetha. The couple has three sons ages 8, 4 and 3.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army have already contacted the family, but the family is still in need of clothes and toys. If you wish to help, please contact Lindsay Shaw at 785-501-3586.

Bern-Sabetha Veterinary Clinic is currently boarding the family’s pets.

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