MOUNT HOPE, Kan. (KSNW) – According to authorities, the house fire in Mount Hope was likely started by a fire in a trash barrel.
The homeowner told firefighters he was burning trash when he was taken to the hospital.
Dispatchers originally said a propane explosion was a factor in the fire. according to the Reno County District 9 fire chief, there were empty propane tanks on the scene, but they were not the cause of the fire.
An update on the homeowner’s condition is not yet available.