At 6:57 p.m. Monday, the Ellis County Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1577 Yocemento Avenue. Upon arrival, command was established, and a fire was found in the kitchen of the residence.
Fire crews used two fire attack lines to extinguish the fire. The home suffered extensive fire and smoke damage. The occupant was treated and transported to Hays Medical Center by Ellis County EMS. The fire was reported to be under control at 7:40 p.m. Fire crews remained on scene until 9:05 p.m. to ensure the fire was out, turn off the remaining utilities to the structure, and pick up equipment.
Thirty-three firefighters from the Ellis County Fire Department responded to the scene. Fire crews responded from Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and Munjor. The Hays Fire Department responded with one firefighter and its air supply unit. The ECFD also was assisted by the Ellis County EMS, Sheriff’s deputies, and Kansas Highway Patrol.