House fire in Mount Hope leaves 1 seriously injured

A house fire in Mount Hope has left one person seriously injured. Photo courtesy Scott Dellinger
A house fire in Reno County has left one person in serious condition. Photo courtesy Scott Dellinger

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.


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