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Investigation continues after fire at 332 Sylvan

A house in south central Emporia remains under fire watch after a fire caused significant damage to the home at 332 Sylvan on Monday.

Fire was called to the home shortly after 10:15 am. Crews were on scene for almost eight hours before declaring the scene under control.

Fire Chief Jack Taylor says the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived shortly after the initial call.

Holes were visible in several walls and the roof eventually collapsed during the firefighting effort.

The occupant, whose name has not been released, got out safely. One Emporia firefighter was hurt, apparently after slipping on ice. That firefighter's name has not been released.

Fire crews from Emporia, Americus, Olpe and Lyon County Rural Fire District No. 5 battled the blaze. Investigators have not been able to determine the fire's cause or the origination point.

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11:15 am: Fire crews called to 332 Sylvan

Multiple fire departments are battling a house fire in southeast Emporia.

Fire developed at 332 Sylvan shortly after 10:15 am, according to Emporia firefighters. One Emporia firefighter has been injured and taken to Newman Regional Health. The firefighter's name has not been released and further details have not been determined.

Besides Emporia, Americus, Olpe and Lyon County Rural Fire District No. 5 firefighters have also been called to the scene. Traffic has been diverted in all directions, with east-west traffic diverted a block in either direction and north-south traffic shunted two blocks away from the house.

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