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House fire in Coats


On July 17 at approximately 2:30 a.m. The Pratt County Sheriff’s Office, Coats Fire, Sawyer Fire, and Township 12 Fire Departments were called to a structure fire at 301 Santa Fe, in Coats.  On arrival units found the attached garage to the home was completely engulfed in flames and soon spread to the entire home.  The structure was a complete loss.


The occupants were not home at the time and witnesses approximately a block away heard a pop or loud boom and saw smoke and flames a short while later.  Witnesses were sleeping in a back yard. They are the ones who reported the fire. The homeowner reported there was no one or pets in the home.


The Kansas State Fire Marshall’s Office was called to assist the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office and at this time the cause of the blaze is undetermined.


Anyone with any information on this fire are asked to call the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office at 620-672-4133.