At 6:04 a.m. Monday, City of Hays emergency dispatchers were alerted to a house fire at 512 W. 17th St. The Hays Fire Department, assisted by Ellis County Fire Department Company 5, Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was immediately dispatched.
Arriving firefighters found a room and contents on fire in the bathroom area of the home. Two hose lines were used to control the fire. The building suffered smoke damage throughout the home. Firefighters checked the entire home for fire extension.
One victim was transported to Hays Medical Center for treatment ,and one firefighter was treated for injuries on-scene and released.
Six fire trucks and 21 firefighters responded. The last crew left the scene at 8:17 AM.